Thabane, L and Lancaster, G (2018) Improving the efficiency of trials using innovative pilot designs: the next phase in the conduct and reporting of pilot and feasibility studies. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4. 14 - ?. ISSN 2055-5784

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Abstract

With continuously increasing costs of conducting trials, use of innovative approaches-such as pragmatic trials, registry-based randomised trials, adaptive trials, personalised medicine trials, platform trials, and basket trials-to the design and conduct of clinical trials has been advocated as one of the most promising solutions. In this editorial, we propose that the next wave of feasibility or pilot studies should focus on assessing the feasibility of trials using these designs, which we see as an imperative in order to unleash their potential to reduce trial costs and accelerate the drug development process and the search for best treatments, so that the right treatments can be delivered as soon as possible to the right patients.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © The Author(s). 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: trials
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 10:26
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 10:26
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/4758

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