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Just 11 Pct of Adults, 5 Pct of Children Participate in Medical Research in U.S., University of Michigan Study


2/1/2013 7:09:38 AM

Medical research is vital to the advancement of health care, but many medical research studies have too few people who participate. A new study from the University of Michigan takes an in-depth look at public participation in medical research across the United States. Through a unique, nationally representative survey of 2,150 households in 2011, University of Michigan researchers found that only 11% of adults and 5% of children had ever participated in medical research. The study was published in January in Clinical and Translational Science.

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