STANDARD. Anything serving as a type or pattern to which other like things must conform (Stedman’s Medical Dictionary) STANDARD OF CARE
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Anything serving as a type or pattern to which other like things must conform (Stedman’s Medical Dictionary)
STANDARD OF CARE
The level at which the average, prudent provider in a given situation would managed the patient’s care under the same or similar circumstances. (Webster’s New World Medical Dictionary)
Standard of care is whatever the public
has been trained to accept, no matter how good or bad
[Adapted from Benatar and Singer.A new look at international research ethics) BMJ 321(7264) p 824-6, 2000]
What should be the standard of care for a control group for a study of the effectiveness of a single prophylactic dose of tenofovir/AZT to prevent HIV in offspring of HIV-infected pregnant women?
If trial is successful: