Clinical trials have become more complex and burdensome for participants. Despite this trend, there is something sites can do to help with one of the leading reasons patients fail to enroll or fail to stay enrolled in studies: provide immediate travel reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses and study visit milestone payments associated with the trial.
But how? Research sites today are busier than ever. Whether an academic medical center, hospital, or other type of research facility, the demands placed on clinical research study team members are extensive – recruiting patients, managing patient care, data collection, ongoing participant follow-up for protocol adherence and safety monitoring, and ensuring compliance with the protocol and regulations. These activities leave little time for identifying, vetting, and approving new and innovative business practices.
This guide focuses on important areas to evaluate when vetting a platform for clinical research participant reimbursement. These crucial elements will help ensure the system you select improves the participant experience without increasing the burden on site staff.