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Patient recruitment and enrollment

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials

Published in print September 1986 | ISBN: 9780195035681
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195035681.003.0014

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Patient recruitment and enrollment

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This chapter focuses on recruitment. Topics discussed include recruitment goals, methods of patient recruitment, troubleshooting, the patient shake-down process, the ethics of recruitment, patient consent, randomization and initiation of treatment, and the Zelen consent procedure.

Keywords: clinical trials; patient recruitment; patient consent; randomization; Zelen consent procedure

Chapter.  5978 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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