Patient Recruitment: Market Landscape and Opportunities for Contract Service Providers

It is estimated that 80% of clinical trials do not meet their designated patient enrolment deadlines. In addition, retaining patients is also a matter of concern, considering that the approximate dropout rate across clinical studies is around 30%. Delays in product launch, due to inability of the sponsors to recruit / retain patients, are highly common and are estimated to result in an average loss of USD 8 million per day in opportunity costs, for a blockbuster drug.

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