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Could digital patient communities be the launch pad for patient-centric trial design?

Authors
  • Wicks, Paul1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Trials
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
May 15, 2014
Volume
15
Pages
172–172
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-172
PMID: 24885434
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The system of medical discovery does not revolve around patients as unique individuals with preferences, needs, and desires. Rather it revolves around scientific scrutiny, the needs of the sponsor, and the desires for regulatory approval. The patient is only a subject. Is it any wonder, then, that some patients have rejected the current medical paradigm and sought to find their own path?

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