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The idolatry of the surrogate

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7995 (Published 28 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7995

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Re: The idolatry of the surrogate

Not only have we fallen into the trap of idolising surrogate outcomes in clinical trials, we now use surrogate patients and manikins with idealised physical findings to teach medicine. Time to go back to being real.

Competing interests: No competing interests

29 December 2011
Alexander R Morton
Nephrologist
Queen's University