Medical Definition of Double-blinded study

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Double-blinded study: A medical study in which both the subjects participating and the researchers are uaware of when the experimental medication or procedure has been given. Double-blinded studies are often used when initial studies shows particular promise.

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Reviewed on 12/27/2018

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