Clinical Trials:Costs of Patient Attrition & How to Stop It
Recruitment and enrollment are the top cost drivers in clinical research. Once patients are recruited, retaining them is key to the trial’s success. While retention rates are greatly variable, a high attrition rate can negatively impact sponsors, investigators and patients alike. Excellent patient support services can help, yet patient attrition remains rampant across clinical trials with an average of one in four patients dropping out after expressing their consent. Understanding their obstacles to staying in is as important as understanding the costs to your trial for losing them.
What strategies do your teams deploy to set up your trial patients — and your clinical research — for success? Download the infographic that explores the high costs of attrition, and the opportunities to minimize it. Topics include:
Top reasons why patients leave clinical trials.
The costs in time, dollars, and diversity.
What sponsors, investigators, and site staff can do to head off attrition.