Pragmatic Clinical Trials: An Update on NIA-Funded Real-World Research to Improve Patient Care

Marcel Salive, Health Scientist Administrator, Division of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology

 

Pragmatic clinical trials enable researchers to identify and test interventions in real-world situations and settings, such as hospitals, clinics, or physician practices. Because they connect with older adults where they already live and receive care, these types of clinical trials may reach more diverse older adult populations. In this blog post, Marcel Salive provides an update on NIA’s growing support for innovative pragmatic clinical trials on multiple aging-related topics.