Administration of trial comparator differs from usual practice

Although the usual care (or standard of care) medicine for the healthcare system is included as a comparator in the trial, its administration in the study (for example, dose, dose titration/escalation, frequency, route of administration, monitoring) may differ from usual practice in the country of interest. This may raise concerns about the transferability of study results to (local) usual practice. In some cases the clinical background and skill level of the administering clinicians may be important.