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Web use can boost clinical trial recruitment rates

PRWeb, January 13, 2010
The Internet is one of the top ways patients learn about clinical trials, yet it is often omitted as a viable strategy in most patient recruitment plans. "It is no secret that the Internet has become one of the most used tools for businesses and consumers alike, but it is probably the most underutilized tool when it comes to patient recruitment," David Heck, senior director at CenterWatch, a clearinghouse for information about and listings of open clinical trials, said in a release.