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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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Does a difference make a difference?

Does a difference make a difference?

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(p.11) 2 Does a difference make a difference?
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Where's the Evidence?
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William A. Silverman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0002

This chapter presents a 1987 commentary on clinical trials. It argues that there should be public involvement in formulating criteria on whether one treatment is better than another. Approaches used to quantitate the degree of preference for health states provide a model for incorporating community views in clinical trial design.

Keywords:   medical practice, treatments, medical research, public participation

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