Why are older people excluded from clinical research

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    Abstract

    There is a dearth of clinical research in the very subgroup of the population who use the bulk of health services. This is despite almost 80 per cent of older people indicating an intention to take part in a clinical treatment trial if they developed a serious illness. In this article, Dr Deepa Sumukadas and Professor Marion McMurdo discuss the reasons why older people are under-represented in clinical trials
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)21-25
    Number of pages5
    JournalGeriatric Medicine
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006

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