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FDA-Catalyst - Using FDA's Sentinel Initiative for Large-Scale Pragmatic Randomized Trials: Approach and Lessons Learned During the Planning Phase of the First Trial

    Basic Details
    Medical Product
    oral anticoagulant
    Health Outcome(s)
    atrial fibrillation

    The US Food and Drug Administration's Sentinel Initiative is well positioned to support pragmatic clinical trials. FDA-Catalyst combines direct contact with health plan members and/or providers with data in the Sentinel infrastructure. This publication describes the rationale, feasibility analyses, and lessons learned from the planning phase of the first large pragmatic trial conducted using the Sentinel Initiative's delivery system capabilities-IMplementation of a randomized controlled trial to imProve treatment with oral AntiCoagulanTs in patients with Atrial Fibrillation (the IMPACT-AFib trial).


    Noelle M. Cocoros, Sean D. Pokorney, Kevin Haynes, Crystal Garcia, Hussein R. Al-Khalidi, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Patrick Archdeacon, Jennifer C. Goldsack, Thomas Harkins, Nancy D. Lin, David Martin, Debbe McCall, Vinit Nair, Lauren Parlett, Robert Temple, Cheryl McMahill-Walraven, Christopher B. Granger, Richard Platt

    Corresponding Author

    Noelle M Cocoros, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 401 Park Drive, Suite 401 East, Boston, MA 02215, USA. Email: