Sorry for the misunderstanding, Caroline. Patients are entitled to receive "the end results" only. In other words, the study has to be completed. It is only then that the researchers are able to evaluate the data and release the information which (generally) is published.
However; patients enrolled in these trials rarely read published material.
Therefore, it is the obligation of the study coordinator to inform all participants enrolled in the study of the clinically, validated outcome of the clinical trial.
Hope this helped.
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