Building Patient-Driven Trials
DESIGNING PATIENT-DRIVEN STUDIES
The patient experience is not simply a satisfaction metric; it can dramatically impact the efficiency and outcomes of clinical trials.
Patients themselves have the clearest view of the burden of study visits, procedures and diary regimens – elements that are particularly impactful for patients with complex, chronic or disabling conditions.
To capture their insights, PPD engages patient advisors – individuals with real-world trial experience – to assess your trial for undue burdens and obstacles. Additionally, we survey hundreds of patients each year about their disease experience and their perceptions toward clinical trial participation and specific protocol requirements.
Their input empowers our experts to refine your protocol design for optimal recruitment and retention. Further, we operationalize their insights to pave the way for a positive experience throughout the trial, from full-service concierge services to home health visits, telemedicine and study apps that digitally transmit data to reduce reliance on site visits.
CELEBRATING PATIENTS: PPD HEROES
A single story of a life changed or a loved one cured speaks volumes to people worldwide about the role of clinical research in bringing new medicines to those who need them.
The PPD Heroes program is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the essential role they play in helping to test experimental drugs and devices for their own and future generations’ ultimate benefit.
These champions serve as yet another example of PPD’s core belief that engaging patients in every facet of clinical research drives better, safer and more positive outcomes.
“As an industry, we must strive to improve the patient experience in clinical research while giving patients a greater voice in development, approval, access and pricing.
Still, hearing the voice of the patient is one thing; acting on it for the betterment of the patient experience and for the product development program is quite another. PPD does both — because we put patients at the center of each trial and at the center of all we do.”
site and patient solutions
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