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posted on 2020-06-03, 15:14 authored by Soaad HossainSoaad Hossain
The interest of pragmatic randomized controlled trials continues to increase as they are much better suited for studies of how to get medical and health services out into wider practice. However, despite the advantage that such trials have, there are several ethical issues and medical ethics issues that persist with the trial. The ethical and medical ethics issues involve research-practice distinction, consent, disclosure, vulnerable populations, oversight, ethical principles, ethical framework, regulatory frameworks, and conflicts of interest. Through performing an elaborate literature review and analyzing claims and arguments made within the literature, we will provide a critical and comprehensive ethical analysis on pragmatic randomized controlled trials, and we will begin the discussion on conflicts of interest in pragmatic RCTs, arguing that conflicts of interest occur in pragmatic RCTs.


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  • Canada

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  • Independent researcher

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University of Toronto

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