Physicians face a variety of barriers regarding participation in clinical research. These barriers can be system-or organization-related, as well as research-and physician-related. To encourage physician participation, appropriate organizational and operational infrastructures are needed in healthcare organizations to support clinical research planning and management. GuideStar implemented a survey of various physicians with a wide range of roles at Health Systems, Academic Medical Centers, Hospitals and Physician Practices. The goal of the survey was to determine what drives physicians from various backgrounds and therapeutic areas to make the decision to enter research.
Managing Partner, Christian Burns, will discuss the results from this survey, including barriers to participation such as lack of time, resources and support, as well as trial-specific issues, communication difficulties, physician training and experience, and physician incentivization, among others.
Questions to ask before attending:
What motivations and challenges are physicians facing when transitioning from clinical care to clinical research?
What has the clinical research industry done, or what could they do, to help physicians entering clinical research find success?
What steps can physicians take to ensure a successful clinical research program?