Comment on Michael Ruse’s Essay

  • Andre de Vries
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 28)


Professor Ruse deals with the question of the interruption of clinical trials when he refers to “sequential testing” by which a trial is “cut off” when a certain level of statistical significance has been reached. In essence, however, his discussion applies to a wider scope, that of the level of statistical significance demanded in clinical trials in general (not only sequential ones) including those where the endpoint-time is preset. Thus, although the title of his essay may seem too narrow for its content, the wider scope of the analysis makes it the richer.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

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  • Andre de Vries
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  1. 1.Tel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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