With very few patients, the integrity and completeness of data from each patient assumes even greater importance. We employ many methods, including the following to retain patients and maintain compliance. Focused training of sites and patients is provided to increase retention and compliance supported by experienced Senior Clinical Research Associates at a site level. Engaging patient advocacy groups, providing home healthcare by trained nurses and patient travel logistics support are all additional efforts to ensure a smooth data collection according to the planned study timelines.
Our trial support services:
Home nurse support
Making trials more acceptable for patients will most likely have a positive impact on patient retention especially in a patient population affected by a rare and often debilitating disease. Together with partners like Healthcare at Home orphan reach offers qualified and trained nurses to fulfill this important role. Our nurses have the qualification to provide the following services at the patient’s home:
1. Blood draws, PK sampling
2. QOL questionnaires
3. Physical assessments (e.g.)
4. Delivery of medication to the patient’s home
5. Patient training
We offer this service in many countries globally adhering to the local regulations that apply for such service provision.
Patient and patient family travel logistics
Travel to and from the investigational site during a clinical trial can become a major barrier for patients and their supporting families.
Our partner Colpitts is specializing in the confidential co-ordination of patient travel and expense management for clinical studies and they can help to make the drug approval process seamless. Whether travel, accommodation, ambulance charter or special care and assistance are needed, they have the expertise to meet client needs efficiently.
Colpitts World Travel, a global organisation with offices in the USA, Canada, UK and Europe, complemented by affiliates in more than 70 countries, has been providing travel and expense logistics management for patients involved in clinical trials since 2003.
Colpitts has a proven history of providing efficient and effective solutions to reduce CRO/Investigator administration. They will look after the patient expense processing and payment, allowing their clients to focus on running clinical trials.