Advertisement Linking Patients to Medical Research

  • Alexa T. McCray
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Abstract is a system designed to provide patients, families, and other members of the public with easy access to Web-based information about clinical research studies. The system owes its creation to a section of the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act (1997), which charged the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with creating such a resource. The scope of this legislation is broad, requiring publicly available information on all clinical trials—whether federally or privately funded—for experimental treatments for serious or life-threatening diseases and conditions. On behalf of all NIH Institutes, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) developed and made it available to the public in February 2000.


Acute Myeloid Leukemia Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Clinical Trial Registry Unify Medical Language System Document Type Definition 
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