Problem Solvers – IHC Swat Visits (Case Studies)
A clinical trial of over 70 hospital centers to enroll 180 subjects was 2 years into recruitment with only 30 subjects enrolled. IHC was brought into perform SWAT visits to understand enrollment obstacles and to identify any other barriers to enrollment. We discovered that site support was ending after normal business hours and the subject population was often identified after hours or over the weekend. IHC bolstered recruitment support efforts during these hours and weekends to ensure no candidates missed the enrollment window. These efforts were highly successful and enrollment was completed in under 17 months after IHC introduction into the project.