Marketing and clinical trials: a case study
Shakur, Haleema K.
Knight, Rosemary C.
Entwistle, Vikki A.
McDonald, Alison M.
Grant, Adrian M.
Campbell, Marion K.
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Francis, D., Roberts, I., Elbourne, D., Shakur, H. K., Knight, R. C., Garcia, J., Snowdon, C., et al. (2007). Marketing and clinical trials: a case study. https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-8-37
Abstract Background Publicly funded clinical trials require a substantial commitment of time and money. To ensure that sufficient numbers of patients are recruited it is essential that they address important questions in a rigorous manner and are managed well, adopting effective marketing strategies. Methods Using methods of analysis drawn from management studies, this paper presents a structured assessment framework or reference model, derived from a case analysis of the MRC's CRASH trial, of 12 factors that may affect the success of the marketing and sales activities associated with clinical trials. Results The case study demonstrates that trials need various categories of people to buy in – hence, to be successful, trialists must embrace marketing strategies to some extent. Conclusion The performance of future clinical trials could be enhanced if trialists routinely considered these factors.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/1745-6215-8-37
This record's URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/237731
Rights Holder: Francis et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.