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Randomized Clinical Trials

Research Ethics and Ebola

Ruth Macklin | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science
Ruth Macklin

A letter published online in the Lancet on Oct. 10, by a distinguished group of scientists, ethicists and physicians from all over the world, makes an urgent plea for embarking on research for experimental Ebola treatments that would not randomize patients to a control arm that provides only conventional care or conventional care along with a placebo.

Comparative Effectiveness Research

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science
Bruce A. Barron

Many believe the best opportunity to reduce the rate of increase in the cost of medical care is comparative effectiveness research, CER.