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Operational and resource management of an RCT: some of the pitfalls and lessons learned.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10624255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nurses frequently fulfil important functions within a research team involved in clinical trials. This paper describes the challenges inherent in developing and managing a large clinical trial involving the evaluation of homoeopathy and asthma. Teamwork, a clear and comprehensive understanding of the research protocol, marketing the project, and the ability to manage human resources within both a primary and secondary care environment are all essential aspects of clinical research. Our experience in establishing and managing this project has suggested to us that a high standard of clinical research demands an open approach to problem-solving as well as the realization that efficient research is as much about the management of people as it is about scientific rigour.
G Dolan; J Broomfield; G Lewith; A Watkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0962-1067     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-20     Completed Date:  2000-07-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-95     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Southampton, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Allergens / administration & dosage
Asthma / therapy*
Double-Blind Method
Dust / adverse effects
Immunotherapy / methods*
Interprofessional Relations
Middle Aged
Operations Research
Patient Care Team / organization & administration
Planning Techniques
Program Development / methods*
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods*
Social Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Allergens; 0/Dust

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