Output Overview Descriptions | Clinical Reports | Patient Recruitment

Patient Recruitment
This program is based on a predictive patient enrollment model built on a poisson-gamma distribution, under the assumption that the recruitment has been started, and is currently at an interim time point (Anisimov and Fedorov, 2007 1 ).The program first estimates the parameters with maximum likelihood method using enrollment data collected so far. The estimated parameters are then used to predicts future enrollment pattern. If the target time will be missed by a user-defined probability, adaptive adjustment will be launched by predicting the number of new centers necessary for the target enrollment to be reached by the deadline.
Running Patient Recruitment for the Nicardipine study with a target goal of recruiting 600 additional subjects within 9 months generates the report shown below:
Note : The recruitment target number and date in the example shown here were chosen to ensure that the Adaptive Adjustment algorithm was invoked.
The report consists of the following elements:
Patient Recruitment : Displays recruitment history and predictions.
Adaptive Adjustment : Displays number of additional study centers needed to meet the recruitment deadline and the predicted date of completion. Note : This section is displayed only when recruitment is predicted to be insufficient.
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Anisimov, V.V. and V.V. Fedorov. 2007. Modeling, prediction and adaptive adjustment of recruitment in multicentre trials. Statist. Med . 26 :4958–4975.