Physicians' Reasons for Not Entering Eligible Patients in a Randomized Clinical Trial of Surgery for Breast Cancer
Taylor, Kathryn M.
Margolese, Richard G.
Soskolne, Colin L.
New England Journal of Medicine. 1984 May 24; 310(21): 1363-1367.
A questionnaire was sent to the 94 principal investigators in the National Surgical Adjuvant Project for Breast and Bowel Cancers (NSABP) to determine why eligible patients were not being entered into a study of three treatment approaches to breast cancer. The 91 responses revealed that the surgeons were most concerned over the impact that enrolling a patient in a randomized clinical trial would have on the physician patient relationship. Other areas of concern were difficulties in discussing informed consent and treatment uncertainties, tensions inherent in the dual role of physician and scientist, problems with trial procedures, and feelings of responsibility for negative outcomes. (KIE abstract)
Attitudes; Breast Cancer; Cancer; Conflict of Interest; Consent; Disclosure; Females; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; Investigator Subject Relationship; Investigators; Patients; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Random Selection; Research; Research Design; Risks and Benefits; Surgery; Survey;
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