What is the difference between patients and subjects, in clinical research?
I read this paper abstract:
The terms “patient” and “subject” are often used interchangeably when proposing, conducting, or reporting on research. This error is not just a semantic one but also a conceptual one. Proper use of these terms is essential for all parties involved in the research to understand clearly their roles, expectations, and obligations.
which tends to make me think there might be some differences but the actual article is behind a paywall.