The under-representation of older people in clinical trials: Barriers and potential solutions

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    Abstract

    Frail older people are still under-represented in clinical trials. The evidence-base for clinical decision-making in this age group is poor even though older patients are the core business of health services. We examine possible causes for the exclusion of older people from clinical trials and propose possible solutions for this unjust and inequitable situation. Some progress has been made but more needs done to ensure equality and uniformly high standards of health care for older people.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)194-196
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Nutrition Health & Aging
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Keywords

    • older
    • clinical trial
    • enrolment
    • recruitment
    • PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL
    • HEART-FAILURE
    • CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS
    • SPIRONOLACTONE
    • INDIVIDUALS
    • STROKE

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