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Do Clinical Trials Meet Current Care Needs? Views of Digestive Oncology Specialists in Galicia (Spain) Using the Delphi Method

Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ourense, 32005 Ourense, Spain
Medical Oncology Department, University Hospital A Coruña, 15006 A Coruña, Spain
Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Ferrol, 15405 Ferrol, Spain
Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, 15706 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hospital Universitario Lucus Augusti, 27003 Lugo, Spain
University Hospital Pontevedra, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
University Hospital Vigo, 36213 Vigo, Spain
Hospital Álvaro Cunqueiro, 36213 Vigo, Spain
Hospital Povisa, 36211 Vigo, Spain
Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Sociosanitario (Elderly Hospital) Isabel Roig, 08030 Barcelona, Spain
Health National School Carlos III Health Institute, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Sanatorio Nosa Señora dos Ollos Grandes, 27001 Lugo, Spain
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Both are senior authors (ECAs—equally credited authors).
Academic Editor: Jose Granero-Molina
Healthcare 2021, 9(6), 665;
Received: 10 April 2021 / Revised: 27 May 2021 / Accepted: 28 May 2021 / Published: 3 June 2021
Background: In recent years, abundant scientific evidence has been generated based on clinical trials (CT) in the field of oncology. The general objective of this paper is to find out the extent to which decision making is based on knowledge of the most recent CT. Its specific objectives are to pinpoint difficulties with decision making based on the CT performed and find out the motivations patients and clinicians have when taking part in a CT. Methodology: Combined, prospective study, based on the Delphi method. A lack of correspondence between the people who take part in CT and patients who come for consultation has been identified. A need for training in analysing and interpreting CT has also been identified and a lack of trust in the results of CT financed by the pharmaceutical industry itself has been perceived. Conclusions: There is a difficulty in selecting oncological treatment due to the lack of correspondence between the patients included in the CT and patients seen in consultation. In this process, real world data studies may be highly useful, as they may provide this group with greater training in interpreting CT and their results. View Full-Text
Keywords: views digestive oncology specialists; Delphi method views digestive oncology specialists; Delphi method
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Fernández Montes, A.; Martinez-Lago, N.; de la Cámara Gomez, J.; Brozos Vázquez, E.M.; Candamio Folgar, S.; Carmona Campos, M.; Cousillas Castiñeiras, A.; Covela Rúa, M.; Gallardo Martín, E.; González Villarroel, P.; Graña Suarez, B.; Jorge Fernández, M.; Pellón Augusto, M.L.; Quintero Aldana, G.; Romero Reinoso, C.; Salgado Fernández, M.; Vázquez Rivera, F.; Ayuso Álvarez, A.; Culqui, D.R.; Méndez Méndez, J.C.; RIGhT-sens Working Group. Do Clinical Trials Meet Current Care Needs? Views of Digestive Oncology Specialists in Galicia (Spain) Using the Delphi Method. Healthcare 2021, 9, 665.

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Fernández Montes A, Martinez-Lago N, de la Cámara Gomez J, Brozos Vázquez EM, Candamio Folgar S, Carmona Campos M, Cousillas Castiñeiras A, Covela Rúa M, Gallardo Martín E, González Villarroel P, Graña Suarez B, Jorge Fernández M, Pellón Augusto ML, Quintero Aldana G, Romero Reinoso C, Salgado Fernández M, Vázquez Rivera F, Ayuso Álvarez A, Culqui DR, Méndez Méndez JC, RIGhT-sens Working Group. Do Clinical Trials Meet Current Care Needs? Views of Digestive Oncology Specialists in Galicia (Spain) Using the Delphi Method. Healthcare. 2021; 9(6):665.

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Fernández Montes, Ana, Nieves Martinez-Lago, Juan de la Cámara Gomez, Elena María Brozos Vázquez, Sonia Candamio Folgar, Marta Carmona Campos, Antía Cousillas Castiñeiras, Marta Covela Rúa, Elena Gallardo Martín, Paula González Villarroel, Begoña Graña Suarez, Mónica Jorge Fernández, María Luz Pellón Augusto, Guillermo Quintero Aldana, Carlos Romero Reinoso, Mercedes Salgado Fernández, Francisca Vázquez Rivera, Ana Ayuso Álvarez, Dante R. Culqui, José Carlos Méndez Méndez, and RIGhT-sens Working Group. 2021. "Do Clinical Trials Meet Current Care Needs? Views of Digestive Oncology Specialists in Galicia (Spain) Using the Delphi Method" Healthcare 9, no. 6: 665.

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