Do doctors have a duty to take part in pragmatic randomised trials?

Marion K. Campbell, Charles Weijer, Cory E. Goldstein, Sarah J. L. Edwards

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For society to benefit from new clinical knowledge the expectation should be to participate in research, writes Marion K Campbell; Charles Weijer and colleagues agree but argue that the fundamental need for consent makes this an imperfect duty.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberj2817
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2017

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Competing interests: All authors have read and understood BMJ policy on declaration of interests and declare the following: MKC designs and conducts randomised controlled trials; she has received grant funding for publicly funded trials; and has written on the design, methods, and reporting of trials. Provenance and peer review: Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.


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