Clinical studies are important; they are the gold-standard
method of evidence generation. Ultimately, the decisions
we make about our own healthcare are based on their
results. To date, almost 1 million trials have been conducted
according to the most complete register, and an estimated
27,000 trials are added to that list each year. The problem
of poor recruitment is widespread; 80% of trials miss
recruitment deadlines, and a staggering 11% of all trials
fail to recruit a single patient. Dan Hydes of Ignite Data
Solutions explains why we should all be demanding much
better results.

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