Placebo adherence, clinical outcomes, and mortality in the women's health initiative randomized hormone therapy trials.

@article{Curtis2011PlaceboAC,
  title={Placebo adherence, clinical outcomes, and mortality in the women's health initiative randomized hormone therapy trials.},
  author={Jeffrey R. Curtis and Joseph C. Larson and Elizabeth S. Delzell and M. Alan Brookhart and Suzanne M Cadarette and Rowan R Chlebowski and Suzanne Judd and Monika A Safford and Daniel H. Solomon and Andrea Z LaCroix},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 5},
  pages={427-35}
}
BACKGROUND Medication adherence may be a proxy for healthy behaviors and other factors that affect outcomes. Prior studies of the association between placebo adherence and health outcomes have been limited primarily to men enrolled in clinical trials and cardiovascular disease outcomes. We examined associations between adherence to placebo and the risk of fracture, coronary heart disease, cancer, and all-cause mortality in the 2 Women's Health Initiative hormone therapy randomized trials… CONTINUE READING
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