Blog Post & Report: Advancing Pragmatic Clinical Trials to Support Learning Health Systems: Opportunities for British Columbia

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Learning Health System (LHS) / Learning Communities
Methods Clusters
Clinical Trials
Clinical Trials BC
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Health System Decision-Maker
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Patient, Caregiver or Family Member
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Pragmatic clinical trials aim to bring more real world conditions into the study sphere. Or, to look at it another way, pragmatic clinical trials are conducted and embedded in usual health care settings, which enables them to study broad patient populations, deliver interventions using minimal extra resources, and evaluate multiple outcomes that are important to patients.

But, there’s still lots to learn about how to conduct pragmatic trials effectively in real world settings.

And so, we brought together key partners at Clinical Trials BC’s Modernization of Clinical Trials symposium to discuss how to enhance capacity for pragmatic clinical trials in the BC health system landscape.

Read a blog post about the event written by Dr. Hubert Wong, lead of the Real-World Clinical Trials Methods Cluster.

Read a discussion overview written by Dr. Danielle Lavallee, Scientific Director of the BC AHSN.