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Does clinical equipoise apply to cluster randomized trials in health research?

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This article is part of a series of papers examining ethical issues in cluster randomized trials (CRTs) in health research. In the introductory paper in this series, Weijer and colleagues set out six areas of inquiry that must be addressed if the cluster trial is to be set on a firm ethical foundation. This paper addresses the third of the questions posed, namely, does clinical equipoise apply to CRTs in health research? The ethical principle of beneficence is the moral obligation not to harm...

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10.1186/1745-6215-12-118

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
118
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
402808
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English
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2013-11-16

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