experimental treatment

(redirected from Are rarely used, novel, or unknown)
An unproven therapy which may or may not be better than a current ‘gold standard’ therapy
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experimental treatment

Internal medicine An unproven therapy which may or may not be superior to a current 'gold standard' therapy
Experimental treatment–criteria
Not generally accepted by the medical community as effective and proven
Not recognized by professional medical organizations as conforming to accepted medical practice
Not approved by the FDA or other requisite government body
Are in clinical trials or need further study
Are rarely used, novel, or unknown and lack authoritative evidence of safety and efficacy (AMN 18/9/95, p16)
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