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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on two clinical trials conducted in Kuala Lumpur and the US. A comparison of the trials provides supporting evidence for the claim that there has been considerable improvement in safeguards to protect the rights of patients enrolled in such therapeutic experiments. It further says that doctors have a ‘study design obligation’ in the conduct of trials.

Keywords:   clinical trials, medical practice, patient rights, study design

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