Expert Video - Will patients know or be able to pick what medications they will be receiving when they are in a clinical trial?
Physicians discuss whether patients will be able to pick what medications they will be receiving in a clinical trial. Every clinical trial is different, and sometimes this is possible and sometimes it is not. Sometimes one group of patients will want to choose one option and another group will want the opposite choice. Sometimes a “randomized” trial will be in place, where neither the patient nor the physician can choose which medication the patient will receive. The process of randomization is typically coordinated by computer allocation so that there is no bias in the study design. Randomization can make the results more accurate and more reliable.
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