Influencing factors of Clinical Patient Recruitment Systems Design

AbstractClinical patient recruitment (CPR) is a critical function in clinical research. However, there is no holistic design for CPR systems that incorporates functions to support all critical success factors of clinical trial performance. In order to fill this gap, a study based on a literature review and several semi-structured expert interviews was conducted. Existing theory was synthesized with newly found influence factors using categories from CPR theory and factors gathered from literature and experts. The result is a systematization of influence factors of CPR that can be used for derivation of requirements for CPR systems in a subsequent research step or for the purpose of causal modeling.


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