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Use of placebo controls in the evaluation of surgery: systematic review.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether placebo controls should be used in the evaluation of surgical interventions. DESIGN: Systematic review. DATA SOURCES: We searched Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register from their inception to November 2013. STUDY SELECTION: Randomised clinical trials comparing any surgical intervention with placebo. Surgery was defined as any procedure that both changes the anatomy and requires a skin incision or use of endoscopic techniques. DATA EXTRA...

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10.1136/bmj.g3253

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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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University of Oxford
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Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.) Journal website
Volume:
348
Issue:
may21 2
Pages:
g3253
Publication date:
2014-05-21
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
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uuid:3bc31aa8-5265-46bd-8c9b-435b7341cda2
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465712
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pubs:465712

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