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What do I do if I need to re-contact participants in healthcare market research?

Posted by Adam Irwin on 16/07/18 09:16

If you are carrying out any type of market research study, one of the very first things you need to do is gain the informed consent of your participants. According to the MRS Code of Conduct, “informed consent is a process by which a participant voluntarily confirms his or her willingness to take part in a particular project, after having been informed of all aspects of the project that are relevant to their decision to participate”. Likewise, ESOMAR’s Data Protection Checklist states that consent must be free, specific and informed, and one of the first things the BHBIA says in their Legal and Ethical Guidelines is that “you must obtain informed consent from market research respondents, willingly given, to collect and use their data”.

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Topics: healthcare market research

How to take the stress out of scheduling your respondents

Posted by Adam Irwin on 10/07/18 14:12

We all know how difficult it can be to find the perfect participants for healthcare market research. So when you do find the right respondents who fit all the necessary criteria, it feels like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. There’s just one thing left to do before your research kicks off - scheduling. And for a lot of researchers, that’s where the headache begins.

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Topics: medical market research

Who’s who in IPF?

Posted by Emma Garside on 28/06/18 12:09

The lowdown

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a rare condition that causes progressive scarring of the lungs. Over time, the buildup of scar tissue (fibrosis) causes the lungs to become thick and hard, which ultimately results in the lungs losing their elasticity and an irreversible loss of the tissue’s ability to transfer oxygen to the bloodstream. Unfortunately, IPF is a chronic disease that sees lung function progressively declining over time before failing completely.

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Topics: healthcare market research

Your go-to resources for medical market research

Posted by Emma Garside on 14/06/18 12:06

When it comes to conducting a successful medical market research study, there’s a lot to get your head around, from assessing how achievable your project is to recruiting participants that fit the necessary criteria. And all that’s before you even begin to tackle the healthcare jargon out there or try to make sense of who does what in the NHS.

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Topics: healthcare market research

How does list recruitment work in medical market research?

Posted by Adam Irwin on 05/06/18 11:32

Recruiting the right participants for medical market research is notoriously tricky. The criteria in healthcare market research tends to be very strict - and when you add specialist therapy areas, time-pushed HCPs and low incidence rate diseases into the mix, things become even harder. If your client has very specific criteria such as physicians using a specific device or hospitals prescribing a certain type of medication, you might be asked to use list recruitment to ensure you are targeting the right respondents. Read on to find out how it works…

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Topics: medical market research

Who’s who in wound care? A healthcare market research guide

Posted by Emma Garside on 05/06/18 10:48

 The Lowdown

The majority of cuts and grazes are minor and start to heal within a few days. In fact, 60% of all wounds heal with minimum intervention - however 20% will require some kind of specialist intervention and a further 20% will never heal and need ongoing palliative care.

A wound is considered chronic when it doesn’t heal in the expected time frame - and the correct treatment of these wounds is critical, as improper or lack of wound care can result in amputation or even death. Different types of wounds often require very specific and specialised management for the best chance to heal, with wound care specialists treating a number of different type of wounds such as inflammation, superficial and deep abrasions, pressure sores, burns and leg ulcers.

Like all branches of medicine, wound care is constantly evolving and pharmaceutical companies are always developing new drugs and dressings to help improve healing processes, making wound care an important area for healthcare market research.

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Topics: healthcare market research

How to run your best healthcare research event yet

Posted by Adam Irwin on 22/05/18 10:38

You’ve found your participants, conducted a feasibility test and chosen your methodology - so next on the list is arranging where on earth your medical market research is going to take place. When it comes to organising healthcare market research, one of the most important things to consider is the venue. From choosing the right location to making sure it’s suitable for your your participants and offering enough time slots to keep even the most time-pushed healthcare professional happy, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to deciding on your venue. Here’s some tips to consider to make sure you get it right every time…

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Topics: medical market research

3 reasons you need a custom recruit for your patient market research

Posted by GKA on 22/05/18 10:20

Sourcing the right participants is tricky for even the most generic of target groups - but add the strict criteria of healthcare market research into the mix and it can be even harder. From patients with low incidence rate diseases to geographical limitations, there’s no denying that patient recruitment can cause a headache for even the most experienced researchers.

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Topics: Respondents, medical market research, Medical

How to reduce no-shows for your medical market research

Posted by GKA on 11/05/18 09:15

It’s no secret that qualitative medical market research takes a lot of planning. From sourcing hard-to-reach patients living with low-incidence rate diseases to organising your research to fit in around healthcare professionals’ busy schedules, it takes a great deal of work to get a healthcare MR project up and running. And after so much work, the last thing you need is to deal with no-shows on the day. Unfortunately, no matter how water-tight your onboarding process, you can never be 100% sure that all of your respondents will show up. If you’re struggling to deal with last minute dropouts, read on to discover our top tips on how to reduce no-shows in your next medical market research project…

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Topics: Market Research, qualitative research, medical market research

Why over-recruit for your next healthcare market research project?

Posted by Adam Irwin on 25/04/18 09:34

From hectic work schedules and rare therapy areas to low incidence rate diseases and geographical limitations, medical market research can sometimes give even the most competent research team a headache. There can be a lot of bumps on the road to healthcare market research success - and with so much hanging in the balance, it’s not unusual to be faced with dropouts on the day.

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Topics: Recruitment

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