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Clinical trial completion rates decline during COVID-19 pandemic – Science Daily

Social distancing and lockdowns may have affected clinical researchers’ ability to finish trials, researchers report. Study completion rates dropped worldwide between…

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Social distancing and lockdowns may have reduced the spread of COVID-19, but researchers from Penn State College of Medicine also report those actions may have affected clinical researchers’ ability to finish trials. Study completion rates dropped worldwide between 13% and 23%, depending on the type of research sponsor and geographic location, between April and October 2020.Researchers previously reported that more than 80% of clinical trials suspended between March 1 and April 26, 2020, noted the…

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