How representative are clinical trials of the US population?

from Healthcare Economist at https://bit.ly/3qXnXsW on February 25, 2021 at 09:32PM Diversity in clinical trials Recently, the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s (CDER’s) released its 2020 Drug Trials Snapshots Summary Report. Part of the report examines the demographics of participants in clinical trials for the 53 drugs that FDA approved in 2020 either […]

Buoy Health Wins Over Three Health Plans, Turns Symptom Checking into Patient Decision-Making

from The Health Care Blog at https://bit.ly/3ssv7pv on February 25, 2021 at 08:38PM By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Symptom checker startup Buoy Health’s $37.5M Series C caught a lot of attention among health tech market watchers because of the collaborative support the funding round garnered from health plans. THREE payor orgs – UnitedHealth’s Optum, Humana, […]

Putting Cancer Care Delivery on the Map: Rural Capacity in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program

from AcademyHealth Blog at https://bit.ly/3aOPjfp on February 25, 2021 at 05:12AM Putting Cancer Care Delivery on the Map: Rural Capacity in the NCI Community Oncology Research Program Rural Americans face higher cancer mortality than non-rural Americans and gaps in outcomes are widening. Because differences in quality and access to cancer care play an important role […]