Leveraging Patient Preference Information in Medical Device Clinical Trial Design.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Use of robust, quantitative tools to measure patient perspectives within product development and regulatory review processes offers the opportunity for medical device researchers, regulators, and other stakeholders to evaluate what matters most to patients and support the development of products that can best meet patient needs. The medical device innovation consortium (MDIC) undertook a series of projects, including multiple case studies and expert consultations, to identify approaches for utilizing patient preference information (PPI) to inform clinical trial design in the US regulatory context. Based on these activities, this paper offers a cogent review of considerations and opportunities for researchers seeking to leverage PPI within their clinical trial development programs and highlights future directions to enhance this field. This paper also discusses various approaches for maximizing stakeholder engagement in the process of incorporating PPI into the study design, including identifying novel endpoints and statistical considerations, crosswalking between attributes and endpoints, and applying findings to the population under study. These strategies can help researchers ensure that clinical trials are designed to generate evidence that is useful to decision makers and captures what matters most to patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rincon-Gonzalez, L; Selig, WKD; Hauber, B; Reed, SD; Tarver, ME; Chaudhuri, SE; Lo, AW; Bruhn-Ding, D; Liden, B

Published Date

  • January 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 152 - 159

PubMed ID

  • 36030334

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9755102

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2168-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s43441-022-00450-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Switzerland