Pragmatic trials can be designed as optimal medical care: principles and methods of care trials.

@article{Raymond2014PragmaticTC,
  title={Pragmatic trials can be designed as optimal medical care: principles and methods of care trials.},
  author={Jean Raymond and T E Darsaut and Douglas G. Altman},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={67 10},
  pages={
          1150-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The way clinical research and care are currently separated encourages the practice of unverifiable medicine. Some pragmatic trials can be designed (1) to guide proper medical conduct in the presence of uncertainty and (2) to govern the distinction between unvalidated and validated care. METHODS Care trials are simple randomized trials integrated into a practice they regulate in the interest of present patients. The fundamental principle guiding the design of a care trial is the… CONTINUE READING
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