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Ethical issues posed by cluster randomized trials in health research.

Abstract:

The cluster randomized trial (CRT) is used increasingly in knowledge translation research, quality improvement research, community based intervention studies, public health research, and research in developing countries. However, cluster trials raise difficult ethical issues that challenge researchers, research ethics committees, regulators, and sponsors as they seek to fulfill responsibly their respective roles. Our project will provide a systematic analysis of the ethics of cluster trials. ...

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10.1186/1745-6215-12-100

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Grimshaw, JM More by this author
Taljaard, M More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Population Health
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
100
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:c94bf342-225d-4d63-b68c-a61cf25eaecf
Source identifiers:
402809
Local pid:
pubs:402809

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