The real problem with equipoise.

  title={The real problem with equipoise.},
  author={Winston Chiong},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  volume={6 4},
  • Winston Chiong
  • Published 2006 in The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
The equipoise requirement in clinical research demands that, if patients are to be randomly assigned to one of two interventions in a clinical trial, there must be genuine doubt about which is better. This reflects the traditional view that physicians must never knowingly compromise the care of their patients, even for the sake of future patients. Equipoise has proven to be deeply problematic, especially in the Third World. Some recent critics have argued against equipoise on the grounds that… CONTINUE READING

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