The Conflict Between Randomized Clinical Trials and the Therapeutic Obligation
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 1986 November; 11(4): 347-366
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Gifford, Fred (1986-11)The assumption that randomized clinical trials are the best way to get reliable knowledge about the efficacy of treatments leads to conflict with the physician's therapeutic obligation to treat patients in the way that ...
Gifford, Fred (1995-04)This paper critically examines a particular strategy for resolving the central ethical dilemma associated with randomized clincial trials (RCTs) -- the "community equipoise" strategy (CE). The dilemma is that RCTs appear ...