Decentralized Clinical Trials: Potentials for Equity in Digital Health

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The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly increased the possibilities for conducting Decentralized Clinical Trials (DCT). This paper addresses the potential for conducting DCT in Denmark and discusses how this potential can improve equity in digital healthcare. From stakeholder interviews, we learned that DCT has the potential to be implemented, as DCT guidelines are in place in Denmark. DCT can potentially improve equal access and inclusion of diverse populations, home administration of medication, retention and compliance, and monitoring of patients and side effects. While DCT has potential in a Danish context, the challenges regarding DCT need to be considered carefully, particularly concerning equity in digital health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext Sensitive Health Informatics and the Pandemic Boost : All Systems Go!
EditorsAdeola Bamgboje-Ayodele, Mirela Prgomet, Craig E. Kuziemsky, Peter Elkin, Christian Nøhr
Number of pages5
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date22 Jun 2023
ISBN (Print)978-1-64368-398-0
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-64368-399-7
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2023
SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics


  • decentralized clinical trials
  • digital health
  • equity


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