Can Social Media Help Validate Patient-Reported Outcomes? FDA Reviewer Gives “Resounding Yes”
Work needs to be done to allow for the use of social media to support content validity of patient-reported outcomes, but one FDA endpoints reviewer says there is a place for social media to work alongside traditional methods of validating PROs.
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