From Big Medical Encyclopedia

BLIND METHOD, EXPERIENCE — a method of assessment of efficiency of the tested medicine in comparison with indifferent, similar to it by the form (placebo); are appointed serially to one patient or are applied in different groups of patients, at the same time do not inform patients on the purpose of experience (blank test). If the tested or indifferent means does not distinguish as well the doctor appointing them, then speak about a double blank test. The method is applied for the purpose of the maximum objectification of efficiency of the pharmaceuticals implemented in to lay down. to the practician — see. Pharmacology clinical .