Patients must be told that treatment will be randomised

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.125c (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:125
  1. James Gilbert
  1. Macmillan consultant in palliative medicine University of Exeter, Exeter and District Hospice, Exeter EX2 5JJ

    EDITOR,—Henry McQuay and Andrew Moore refer to equipoise being the requirement for an ethically sound randomised controlled trial.1 Although equipoise is a necessary condition, it is not sufficient. In addition, those whose participation is sought in a randomised controlled trial should be informed about all relevant features of that trial, an important one …

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