The Long Game: Patient-Reported Outcomes If your car has a flat tire, it can be repaired within a day – or even an hour – and you are on the road again. But if you want to pitch a baseball perfectly or play violin in an orchestra, it takes years of practice. Unlike fixing a flat, there is no quick route to the big league. In the same way, biomedical research and clinical trials take years, making patient participation a long game.
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