Taking Equipoise Seriously: The Failure of Clinical or Community Equipoise to Resolve the Ethical Dilemmas in Randomized Clinical Trials
In: Kincaid, Harold; McKitrick, Jennifer, eds. Establishing Medical Reality: Essays in the Metaphysics and Epistemology of Biomedical Science. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2007: 215-233
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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 ...