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Staying Involved: Your Role

Stay Involved with Patients You've Referred to the NIH Clinical Center

The NIH Clinical Center is committed to keeping you informed about the patients you refer here to participate in clinical research studies. When a patient is accepted into a protocol, he or she is asked to identify practitioners who should receive ongoing medical updates. Patients provide written authorization for us to share this information. Please encourage your patients to list you as authorized to receive these updates.

Authorized practitioners will receive a report following the patient's initial visit to the Clinical Center and periodic updates about the patient's progress. The initial report will discuss preliminary findings and also will provide the referring practitioner with contact information for the patient's NIH clinical team, including the attending physician and the branch chief of the Institute sponsoring the study in which the patient is enrolled.

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