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Compassionate Use Trials MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Compassionate Use Trials
Tree Number(s)
E02.931.500
E05.290.250.199
E05.337.300.199
Unique ID
D057176
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057176
Scope Note
Providing an investigational therapy to a patient who is not eligible to receive that therapy in a clinical trial, but who has a serious or life-threatening illness for which other treatments are not available. Compassionate use trials allow patients to receive promising but not yet fully studied or approved therapies when no other treatment option exists. Also called expanded access trial.
Entry Term(s)
Compassionate Use
Expanded Access Trials
Humanitarian Device Exemption
Public MeSH Note
2010
History Note
2010
Date Established
2010/01/01
Date of Entry
2009/07/06
Revision Date
2017/12/08
Compassionate Use Trials Preferred
Humanitarian Device Exemption Related
Compassionate Use Related
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