Home Trial Support takes the clinical trial to the patient by conducting visits in the home. Using Home Trial Support reduces the number of visits to site and significantly lessens the burden on patients and their families. This ease of participation directly increases patient recruitment by 60% or more and typically maintains retention at over 95%. Performing a number of visits in the home also lessens the resource burden on clinical sites, allowing them to enter more patients or run more trials.
What can be done in the home?
Our service enables a range of protocol procedures to be conducted in the patient’s home, from simple blood-draws to complex IMP administration. As a rule of thumb, if a visit doesn’t need a physician to be present and the equipment required is portable, then the visit can be done by a nurse in the home. As studies are initiated, the visit schedule is set up in MRN-SMART – MRN’s unique scheduling, managing and reporting tool - which enables electronic data capture within the patient’s homes.
MRN can set up central services globally to support our COMPLEX IMP administration offering; this includes central pharmacy services where possible, and local pharmacy solutions. IMP can be simply stored and shipped to the home where there is no manipulation requirement or compounded/ reconstituted as required. We are also able to provide secure IMP storage in patients’ homes.
Working in partnership with World Courier and its sister companies, we provide an integrated supply chain that improves quality and accountability in the transportation, dispensing and storage of clinical trial products. At the same time, through our broad network of partners, we manage clinical trial protocols, administer patient care and collect essential data in patient homes. You can read more about our partnership here.