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Placebo, participation and surgery
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (Welfare and lifecourse)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0664-1170
2017 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

A therapeutic effect that cannot be attributed to an active ingredient of medication is termed ‘placebo’. The ‘placebo effect’ is far from a neutral description of the effect of ‘inert drugs’, being associated with the quackery and deception of sugar pills and snake oil. For example, upon launching a current consultation on prescribed items, NHS England’s chief executive described homeopathy as “at best a placebo and a misuse of scarce NHS funds”. Therapy harnessing the placebo effect is described as a waste of money. But given the relative cheapness of homeopathy and the ubiquity of the placebo effect, the opposite might be true and it could represent money well spent.

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2017. , p. 3
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-329104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-329104DiVA, id: diva2:1139728
Available from: 2017-09-08 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2017-09-13Bibliographically approved

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