Author(s): Genevieve Frank
Achieving clinical trial research participant enrollment is essential to conducting a successful trial. Adequate enrollment provides a base for projected participant retention, resulting in evaluative patient data. Without sufficient patient retention from the time of study initiation to closeout, the number of remaining participants may prove to be too small a pool from which to derive conclusive proving or disproving the goal of the clinical trial sponsor. Obtaining final evaluative data is dependent on successful patient and principal investigator retention. Patients cannot be retained without an initial pool of enrolled volunteers. This initial pool of screened, then enrolled participants, depends on designing sound strategies for patient and investigator recruitment.