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dc.creatorErnst, E.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:03:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:03:27Zen
dc.date.created1998en
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationWiener Medizinische Wochenschrift. 1998; 148(20): 461-463.en
dc.identifier.issn0043-5341en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Towards+a+Risk-Benefit+Evaluation+of+Placebos&title=Wiener+Medizinische+Wochenschrift.++&volume=148&issue=20&pages=461-463&date=1998&au=Ernst,+E.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/754748en
dc.description.abstractThe notion that placebo can, in certain circumstances, represent a valuable and ethical therapeutic intervention has been repeatedly reconsidered in recent years. This article discusses the possibility of submitting placebos to a conventional risk-benefit evaluation. The benefits of placebos are often not clearly defined. Generally speaking, the potential for benefit is considerable. The risks are similarly ill defined. Both direct and indirect risks are conceivable. On balance, the risk-benefit relation for placebo could be favourable. Under certain conditions, the clinical use of placebos might therefore be a realistic option. In the final analysis, however, our knowledge for a conclusive risk-benefit evaluation of placebo is incomplete.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/99149188en
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectEvidence-Based Medicineen
dc.subjectHuman Experimentationen
dc.subjectKnowledgeen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPlacebosen
dc.subjectResearchen
dc.subjectResearch Designen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.titleTowards a Risk-Benefit Evaluation of Placebosen
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