Opinion: Paying participants isn’t the way to improve clinical trial recruitment

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It’s notoriously difficult to recruit people to participate in clinical trials. It’s even harder to ensure that trials are ethnically, racially, and socioeconomically diverse. The idea of paying people to participate has been floated as an option to improve recruitment, but I believe fundamental problems in the clinical trial mechanism need to be addressed before moving in that direction.

Clinical trials couldn’t exist without people who are willing and able to dedicate their time — and trust their care — to the research community. Yet a number of barriers stand in the way of widespread participation.

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