Clin Trials. 2021 Apr 20:17407745211001522. doi: 10.1177/17407745211001522. Online ahead of print.
The proposed triple aim of health care-enhanced patient experience, improved population health, and reduced per capita costs-can be applied to clinical research. A triple aim for clinical research would (1) improve the individual research participant’s experience; (2) promote the health of populations; and (3) reduce per capita costs of clinical research. Such an approach is possible by designing trials around the needs of participants rather than sites, embracing digital measures of health, and advancing decentralized studies. Recent studies, including those evaluating therapies for COVID-19, have demonstrated the value of such an approach. Accelerating the adoption of these methods can help fulfill this new triple aim of clinical research.