Considering usual medical care in clinical trial design

PLoS Med. 2009 Sep;6(9):e1000111. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000111. Epub 2009 Sep 29.


Liza Dawson and colleagues discuss the scientific and ethical issues associated with choosing clinical trial designs when there is no consensus on what constitutes usual care.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / methods*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Research Design*