When should placebo surgery as a control in clinical trials be carried out?
George AJT., Collett C., Carr AJ., Holm S., Bale C., Burton S., Campbell M., Coles A., Gottlieb G., Muir K., Parroy S., Price J., Rice ASC., Sinden J., Stephenson C., Wartolowska K., Whittall H.
<jats:p> Placebo surgery – often maligned as ‘sham surgery’ – is a tough sell to patients and to many clinicians. But could surgical research benefit from increased use of placebo control groups? </jats:p>