I've a new piece in showing how an acclaimed medical study obscured from its subjects they were at 33% risk of a placebo operation complete with general anaesthetic.
Can #placebo #surgery ever be ethical? . "It’s worrying that these descriptions omit to say that the first option (shoulder #arthroscopy w/out repair) contains no active medical ingredient." #CSAW
A commitment to evidence-based medicine is no excuse for cutting ethical corners, says .
Can placebo surgery ever be ethical?
Does the end of increased medical knowledge justify patient deception? I show how the admired CSAW study failed to tell its subjects they had a 33% risk of a placebo operation complete with general anaesthetic.
Do patients know what medical experiments they're in? I show how one feted study hid from its subjects that 33% of them would have placebo surgery complete with general anaesthetic. A worrying precedent
ICYMI: Does the end of increased medical knowledge justify patient deception? I show how the widely-admired CSAW study hid from its subjects they had a 33% risk of a placebo operation complete with general anaesthetic
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Do patients always know about the medical experiments they're in? It's a general worry about randomised trials. I show how a widely-acclaimed new study failed to tell its subjects they had a 33% risk of a fake operation complete with general anaesthetic.
‘A commitment to evidence-based medicine is no excuse for cutting ethical corner’: on the ethics of placebo surgery and the eliciting of consent