Use of a patient linked data warehouse to facilitate diabetes trial recruitment from primary care

Prim Care Diabetes. 2009 Nov;3(4):245-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Jul 14.


Recruitment into clinical trials from primary care may be difficult. Our aim was to use the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank to identify potential participants for two factitious trials. We identified 284 and 711 participants for each study (population=250,086). This method appears promising in identifying trial participants.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Electronics
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Selection*
  • Statistics as Topic