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Table 4 Invasiveness of placebo control

From: A survey on beliefs and attitudes of trainee surgeons towards placebo

Survey Question N Responded Yes (%)
Would you personally recruit patients into a placebo controlled trial if the placebo group undergo: (you may choose more than one answer) 152  
 Skin incisions only, sufficient to imitate arthroscopic surgery   89(59)
 Skin incisions only, sufficient to imitate open surgery   37(24)
 Incisions sufficient to enable arthroscopic exposure and inspection of the joint   73(48)
 Incisions sufficient to enable open exposure and inspection of the joint   20(13)
 I would not recruit   17(11)