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Table 3 Success and failure factors of patient recruitment in clinical drug trials

From: Success and failure factors of patient recruitment for industry-sponsored clinical trials and the role of the electronic health records—a qualitative interview study in the Nordic countries

Sponsor related Site/investigator related Patient related Collaboration related Start-up relateda
Trial protocol Access to patients Patients’ medical need for new treatments Sponsor-site-patient collaboration Ethics committee evaluation
Trial preparation and feasibility evaluations Investigators’ motivation for trials and commitment to recruitment Patients’ role in their care and attitudes to clinical trials   Site contracts
  Site resources, setup, and experience    
  1. a Start-up was only identified as a recruitment failure factor