[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Views 428
Citations 0
Comment & Response
August 27, 2014

Cost-Related Motivations for Research

Author Affiliations
  • 1Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado–Denver, Aurora
  • 3Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA. 2014;312(8):847. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8354

To the Editor We agree with the authors of the Viewpoint1 on cost-related motivations for conducting research that patients should be fully informed of the purposes of a clinical trial. We were surprised, however, that the Comparison of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment Trials (CATT)2 was selected as an example of a clinical trial for which cost was a primary reason for performing the trial and about which patients did not receive an adequate explanation of the purpose of the study.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview