Clinical trial patients like to know study results

12/9/2008 | USA Today

A survey finds clinical trial patients get satisfaction in knowing the results of their study. University of Rochester Medical Center researcher Ray Dorsey says patients often are not even told if they were given a placebo or the real drug, which could affect their health and medical care. His survey shows nine of 10 patients reported complete or high satisfaction after getting details of their study from a personal phone call, while half reported low satisfaction after receiving a drug company news release.

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