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Lyft gets clinical about ride sharing


Easing the process: The service will ensure that patients taking part will arrive and leave on time for clinical trials. —  AFP Relaxnews

Easing the process: The service will ensure that patients taking part will arrive and leave on time for clinical trials. — AFP Relaxnews

Lyft already provides transportation services for patients at certain US hospitals seeking non-urgent treatment, but this new service is a first-of-its-kind partnership and one, according to both companies, that could conceivably solve one of the biggest problems related to conducting and maintaining clinical trials: access to transport.

"We believe that this service will make enrolling and staying in a study easier, especially for those patients with limited resources and access to transportation," said Nariman Nasser, vice president of site optimisation at Continuum Clinical.

   

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