Recently, a team from both government and elite academic research centers in Vietnam sought to assess the capacity of local healthcare centers to serve as trial sites: that is, from the larger health systems to regional hospitals and small community clinics, the wherewithal, organizational culture competency, and capability to conduct and manage global industry-driven clinical trials was reviewed. This is a fascinating topic for TrialSite as the media and social network is, to some extent, centered on these types of organizations and their involvement with research. According to a report published by the scholars in BMJ Open, the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) sought a robust, transparent tool to better understand just how well prepared Vietnamese health centers are to lead clinical trials and align with local and international regulations and standards, such as the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH). Do Vietnamese health centers, from large government tertiary hospitals down to rural clinics, have the capacity to take on industry-sponsored clinical trials?
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