We have developed three informational videos to explain key concepts in the ROMP Ethics Study.

The first video describes why doctors might not choose the same medication or treatment — even for the same patient. The Approaches to Research on Medical Practices video explains the methods researchers use to compare medications or treatments. The Informing or Asking video explores how patients might be told about this research. Each video is about 3 minutes long.

Which Medication Is Best?
This video explains:

  • Influences on variation in usual medical care
  • Doctors’ uncertainty about usual medical care

Approaches to Research on Medical Practices
This video explains:

  • Medical record review
  • Randomization
  • Randomization of clinics and hospitals

Informing or Asking
This video explains:

  • General information
  • Verbal permission
  • Written agreement