Formal feasibility studies in palliative care: why they are important and how to conduct them.

@article{Hagen2011FormalFS,
  title={Formal feasibility studies in palliative care: why they are important and how to conduct them.},
  author={Neil A Hagen and Patricia D. Biondo and Penny M A Brasher and Carla R Stiles},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 2},
  pages={278-89}
}
The concept of clinical trial feasibility is of great interest to the community of palliative care researchers, clinicians, and granting agencies. Significant allocation of resources is required in the form of funding, time, intellect, and motivation to carry out clinical research, and understandably, clinical investigators, institutions, and granting agencies are disappointed when funded trials are unsuccessfully conducted. We argue that for many trials conducted in palliative care, the… CONTINUE READING

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