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Recruiting Diabetes Subjects The disconnect coordinating and connecting interested patients to clinical trials is an ongoing struggle.

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Conclusion

The clinical trial search process by and recruitment for patients needs to be continuously updated and improved. In addition to gaining input from patients to simplify and enhance their search options, developers should share these tools with healthcare providers and their staff to integrate patient recruitment into the clinical encounter.

Neil Warnock,* MD, MBA, MS, is CMO at Corengi, e-mail:
and Ryan Luce, PhD, is President at Corengi, 7054 Mary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA.

*To whom all correspondence should be addressed.

References

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2. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, "National Diabetes Statistics, 2007," http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/DM/PUBS/statistics/.

3. The Center For Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation, "Clinical Trial Facts & Figures for Health Professionals," http://ciscrp.org/professional/facts.html

4. S. Fox, "Online Health Search 2006," Pew Internet & American Life Project, http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2006/Online-Health-Search-2006/.

5. C. Simon and S. Hegedus, "Exploring Websites on Cancer Clinical Trials: An Empirical Review," Contemporary Clinical Trials, 26 (5) 530-533 (2005).

6. N. L. Atkinson, S. L. Saperstein, H. A. Massett, C. R. Leonard, L. Grama, and R. Manrow, "Using the Internet to Search for Cancer Clinical Trials: A Comparative Audit of Clinical Trial Search Tools," Contemporary Clinical Trials, 29 (4) 555-564 (2008).


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