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WHAT IS A MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY?
New tests and treatment are not sold on the market as soon as they are created. They need to first be studied. A medical resarch study, also known as a clinical research trial, is a type of research that study a medication or device given to people. These trials examine how safe and helpful these medications, treatments, or devices are. If found to be safe and helpful, they may be possibly be sold on the market and may become tomorrow’s standard of care.
WHAT OCCURS DURING A SCREENING VISIT?
WHAT IS AN INFORMED CONSENT?
WHY DO SOME PEOPLE MAKE THE DECISION TO PARTCIPATE IN A MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY?
Access to new medications or procedures before they are widely available
The most common reason people volunteer to participate in medical research studies is access to new medications or procedures before they are widely available. Research participants oftentimes struggle to afford expensive medications even if they have insurance. In medical research studies, volunteers may have access to new and innovative medicines and treatments. Study medications are provided to research volunteers at no cost.
DO I NEED INSURANCE TO PARTICPATE IN A MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY?
Many people suffer terribly due to lack of medical insurance to help cover the costs of diagnosis and treatment of their condition. When participating in a medical research study insurance is NOT required to participate. In fact, most medical research study volunteers are compensated for their time and participation while in the study.
DOES MY PARTICIPATION IN A MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY TAKE PLACE OF MY PRIMARY HEALTHCARE VISITS.
No, research visits do not take place of your regular doctor visit with your primary care practioner. It is extremely important to ensure that you continue to see your primary health care physician for your standard of care treatments. Furthermore, most medical research studies provide short-term treatments related to a specific illness or condition, they do not provide extended or comprehensive primary health care after your trial has ended. It is also important that your primary health care provider is aware of your participation in a trial so that they can ensure that any new prescriptions or diagnoses do not conflict with the medical trial guidelines.
HOW IS THE SAFETY OF OUR PATIENTS PROTECTED?
The ethical and legal codes that govern medical practice also apply to Invocare Medical Research & Healthcare Center medical research studies. Our medical research trials are federally regulated with built in safeguards to protect the participants. The medical research trials follow a carefully controlled protocol, a study plan which details what researchers will do in the study. As a clinical trial progresses, researchers report the results of the trial at scientific meetings, to medical journals, and to various government agencies. Individual participants’ names will remain secret and will not be mentioned in any of these reports.
CAN I LEAVE A MEDICAL RESEARCH STUDY AFTER I START?
Yes, you may leave a medical research study at any time during the duration of a study. Our medical trials are strictly voluntary, so if you change your mind you are free to withdraw your consent. If you’ve already started on study medication or treatment, we want you to come back for a final check-up visit and to share your reason for leaving the trial.