Placebo in Surgical Research: A Case-Based Ethical Analysis and Practical Consequences

Placebo is a form of simulated medical treatment intended to deceive the patient/subject who believes that he/she received an active therapy. In clinical medicine, the use of placebo is allowed in particular circumstances to assure a patient that he is taken care of and that he/she receives an activ...

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Main Authors: Sorin Hostiuc, Irina Rentea, Eduard Drima, Ionut Negoi
Format: Article
Published: Hindawi Limited 2016-01-01
Series:BioMed Research International
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