Community-Equipoise and the Ethics of Randomized Clinical Trials
BIOETHICS 1995 April; 9(2): 127-148
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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 ...
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 ...