Minority healthcare suffers from disgraceful deficiencies in the scientific basis of clinical care. A big part of the problem has been an absence of adequate clinical research. This new poll from Research!America is useful in dispelling some myths regarding minority populations’ willingness to participate in clinical trials.
“The poll reveals a willingness among minorities to participate in clinical trials to improve quality of health care, but enrollment remains stubbornly low,” said Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research!America. “We must continue to strive toward reaching all segments of the population to boost the level of participation in order to further medical progress.”