An Experienced Clinical Research Principal Investigator And Family Practice Physician Gives Insight

Many physicians are not confident in clinical research and may have misconceptions about adding research to their established, medical clinics. Interestingly enough physicians who are involved with a clinic tend to have a relationship with their patients and are in a position to identify patients who may benefit from participating in a research study. Physicians who are not familiar with research tend to be concerned with liability, but most liability issues can be avoided by focusing recruitment on patients with a history of adhering to treatment instructions.