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Should desperate volunteers be included in randomised controlled trials?
  1. P Allmark1,
  2. S Mason2
  1. 1Northern General Hospital, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 P Allmark
 University of Sheffield, Samuel Fox House, Northern General Hospital, Herries Road, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK; p.j.allmark{at}shef.ac.uk

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Contributors: PA conducted and transcribed the interviews cited at the outset of the paper and participated in writing this paper. SM participated in writing this paper.

    Ethical approval: This study is not a report of empirical research. The North West Multi-centre Research Ethics Committee, UK, granted approval (MREC 03/8/9, on 27 March 2003) for the study from which the initial quotes are taken. All necessary local research ethics committees and trust research and development departments gave appropriate local approval.

    The quotes in this paper are taken from a qualitative substudy on an RCT.

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Contributors: PA conducted and transcribed the interviews cited at the outset of the paper and participated in writing this paper. SM participated in writing this paper.

    Ethical approval: This study is not a report of empirical research. The North West Multi-centre Research Ethics Committee, UK, granted approval (MREC 03/8/9, on 27 March 2003) for the study from which the initial quotes are taken. All necessary local research ethics committees and trust research and development departments gave appropriate local approval.

    The quotes in this paper are taken from a qualitative substudy on an RCT.

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