The current state of patient recruitment is broken
Does this situation sound familiar? You are conducting site feasibility. You ask your sites how many patients they can recruit. After a while, they send their estimates to you. Some sites tell you they will recruit ten patients per month. But you know that is not going to happen because it practically never has happened before. So, what will the number be that you are actually going to enter into your spreadsheet: Five patients per month? Three patients? Or maybe just one?
When your patient recruitment is challenging, you are not alone: Three out of four clinical trials suffer from problems with enrollment. And 30% of clinical trials are terminated due to issues with patient recruitment.
Unfortunately, this is the current state of the industry for patient recruitment. And it is broken. How we “used to do it” just doesn’t work anymore.
Support your sites by finding patients OutSite
But what is the solution? Smarter approaches are urgently needed. When your sites overpromised or can’t find enough patients, we recommend taking pressure off them. Don’t just open more sites. It is better to find patients outside of your sites’ databases. Use another way and access an untapped patient population that was not previously registered at any of your clinical trial sites. We call this the OutSite™ approach.