Clinical trials - Selected topics

Orly Tamir, Joshua Shemer

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Clinical trials are a dynamic and complex research domain. Being the backbone of the clinical practice, clinical trials present a wide range of aspects. This overview deals with selected topics related to clinical trials, such as: factors influencing the choice of research issues, reasons for early termination of clinical trials, participating patients' access to experimental treatments following clinical trials, economic implications of clinical trials and the existence of publication bias in clinical research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-541+547
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004


  • Clinical trials
  • Early termination
  • Experimental treatments
  • Pharmaceutical industry sponsorship
  • Publication bias


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