Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: As Dr Periman points out, physicians
who enroll patients in clinical trials often do not learn about results until
they are presented or published. Furthermore, in some cases, results are never
reported at a meeting or published in a journal. If a system of routinely
offering results of studies to participants in clinical trials is to be instituted,
it will be critical to notify their physicians as well. Ideally, physicians
would be notified in advance, allowing them time to clarify results for themselves
to provide effective education and counseling for their patients.
Partridge A, Winer E. Notifying Participants of Clinical Trial Results—Reply. JAMA. 2002;288(16):1984. doi:10.1001/jama.288.16.1981
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