- Review the clinical study’s protocol for merits, risk/benefit ratio, and ethics
- Review any changes to the protocol
- Monitor the welfare of the subjects being studied
- Your medical history: Researchers ask questions and thoroughly screen volunteers for health conditions that may affect or be affected by clinical trials. But your GP is typically much more familiar with your medical past and can provide information and insight that may be important for the study itself.
- Treating your other health care needs: Although clinical trials address the issues surrounding the medical condition or treatment in question, they are not designed to provide care for other medical conditions you may already have.
- Preventing Conflict: Your GP may be able to help ensure that the clinical trial will not interfere with other treatments or medications. They should help you put together a thorough history for the trial screener.
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