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<i>Does a difference make a difference?</i>

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780192630889
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0002
Does a difference make a difference?

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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

Chapter.  1237 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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