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Usual Care Treatment as Usual and Standard of Care Controls

Usual care and treatment as usual are often used interchangeably, but they have different connotations. UC is the preferred term in medical research (e.g., Minneci et al, 2008). It implies that the non-study care extends beyond the specific treatment or disorder being studied. For example, cancer patients enrolled in a psychosocial intervention trial might be receiving non-study treatment not only for cancer and its complications but also for other medical and psychiatric problems, whether...