Clinical trials and medical care: defining the therapeutic misconception

PLoS Med. 2007 Nov 27;4(11):e324. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040324.


A key component of informed consent to participate in medical research includes understanding that research is not the same as treatment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Beneficence
  • Clinical Trials as Topic*
  • Cognition*
  • Decision Making*
  • Disclosure
  • Goals
  • Human Experimentation*
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent*
  • Patient Care / standards*
  • Patient Participation
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Research / standards*