Are distinctive ethical principles required for cluster randomized controlled trials?

  title={Are distinctive ethical principles required for cluster randomized controlled trials?},
  author={J. L. Hutton},
  journal={Statistics in medicine},
  volume={20 3},
Cluster randomized trials are increasingly used in research into health care and health services. Ethics of individual patient randomized trials have been elucidated in a number of different codes, but less attention has been given to the ethical issues raised by cluster randomized trials. I assess the challenges raised by cluster randomized controlled trials by considering three questions: What are the essential elements of ethical medical research, particularly experiments on people? What are… CONTINUE READING

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