Implications of socio-cultural contexts for the ethics of clinical trials
Ashcroft RE, Chadwick DW, Clark SRL, Edwards RHT, Frith L, Hutton JL
Record ID 31998008186
To survey the main objections to the RCT and its alternatives. To assess the philosophical and methodological basis of these objections, and of the methods recommended for addressing them. To identify areas where objections are founded in social or cultural factors normally overlooked in ethical argument about the RCT methodology. To identify alternative arguments or methods which might resolve ethical conflicts in this area.
The RCT is in most respects the most effective and fairest method in HTA.
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England, United Kingdom
- Ethics, Medical
- Technology Assessment, Biomedical
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