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Conveying equipoise during recruitment for clinical trials: Qualitative synthesis of clinicians' practices across six randomised controlled trials.

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Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are essential for evidence-based medicine and increasingly rely on front-line clinicians to recruit eligible patients. Clinicians' difficulties with negotiating equipoise is assumed to undermine recruitment, although these issues have not yet been empirically investigated in the context of observable events. We aimed to investigate how clinicians conveyed equipoise during RCT recruitment appointments across six RCTs, with a view to (...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1002147

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0000-0002-6166-6055
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0000-0001-7329-9574
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Journal:
PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
Pages:
e1002147
Publication date:
2016-10-01
Acceptance date:
2016-09-07
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Pmid:
27755555
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653461

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