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The importance of patient involvement in clinical trials

Dominique Hamerlijnck

The best known role for patients in clinical trials is that of research subject. In this article I want to address the other roles patients (can) have in clinical trials. They can be involved as information providers, advisors, reviewers, co-researchers and even as the driving force behind the research. In fact, in many countries, the involvement of patients is becoming a requirement to obtain funding...

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