Challenges and lessons learned in conducting comparative-effectiveness trials

Linda M. Herrick, G. Richard Locke, Alan R. Zinsmeister, Nicholas J. Talley

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The current health-care environment is demanding evidence-based medicine that relies on clinical trials as the basis for decisions. Clinician investigators are more often finding that they are personally responsible for coordinating large, multisite trials. We present strategies for successful implementation and management of multisite clinical trials and knowledge gained through an international, multisite randomized clinical trial. Topics include team composition, regulatory requirements, study organization and governance, communication strategies, recruitment and retention efforts, budget, technology transfer, and publication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)644-649
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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