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Equipoise in action: A qualitative synthesis of clinicians’ practices across six randomised controlled trials

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Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are essential for evidence-based medicine, and increasingly rely on front-line clinicians to recruit eligible patients. Clinicians’ difficulties with negotiating equipoise is assumed to undermine recruitment, although these issues have not yet been empirically investigated in the context of observable events. We aimed to investigate how clinicians conveyed equipoise during RCT recruitment consultations across six RCTs, with a view to...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1002147

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
Pages:
e1002147
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-06-16
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ISSN:
1549-1676
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646383
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pubs:646383
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uuid:46bd8cda-bfc0-46cc-a07a-dbd309543f58
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pubs:646383
Deposit date:
2016-09-27

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