How do doctors explain randomised clinical trials to their patients?

@article{Jenkins1999HowDD,
  title={How do doctors explain randomised clinical trials to their patients?},
  author={Valerie Jenkins and Lesley Fallowfield and A Souhami and M Sawtell},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1187-93}
}
As part of a larger study designed to improve doctor-patient communication in randomised clinical trials (RCT), we audiotaped the discussions between doctor and patient in which consent was being obtained for a RCT. This paper reports on 82 discussions conducted by 5 clinical oncologists in both District General and University Hospital outpatient departments. When introducing the subject of trials, uncertainty about treatment decisions was expressed by the doctors in the majority of cases (79… CONTINUE READING

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