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Table 3 After 6 years of CeNGEPS activities: overall activity for industry-sponsored clinical research in the French inter-regions

From: Early results from a multi-component French public-private partnership initiative to improve participation in clinical research – CeNGEPS: a prospective before-after study

Outcome 2008 2013 Percentage change
Sites (closed and invoiced) 2192 2057 −6.1
Median inclusion rate (%) 40 57.1 +42.3
Number of included patients 11 837a 11 740 −0.8
Mean number of patients included/centre 5.6a 5.7 +1.8
Inclusion rate in sites (closed and invoiced) (%) 63a 75.6 +20
% of sites with no patients included 26.4 21.3 −19.3
% sites included >80 % 44.8 50.5 +12.7
Median delay to contract signature (days) 76 55 −27.6
% reaching objective of 80 % contracts signed ≤60 days 39.0 53.2 +36.4
  1. a2009 data used because 2008 data were incomplete