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Table 2 Attitudes of surgeons and anaesthetists to a placebo controlled trial

From: Developing a placebo-controlled trial in surgery: Issues of design, acceptability and feasibility

  Surgeons Anaesthetists
Number of questionnaires despatched 382 398
Number (%) of questionnaire returned 173 (45%) 136 (34%)
Potential trial of arthroscopic lavage vs placebo surgery vs conservative management: n/N (%) n/N (%)
• Supportive of trial with placebo arm being mounted 85/168 (50.6) 54/135 (40.0)
• Would consider taking part in a trial with a placebo arm 71/166 (42.8) 63/134 (47.0)
• Would encourage a friend or family member to sign up for a trial with a placebo arm 67/168 (39.9) 48/135 (35.6)