1. ACP Internist: using placebos

ACP Internist is assessing how often physicians prescribe placebos and, if so, under what circumstances. Results are not scientific and do not constitute a clinical recommendation for or against their use. An aggregate will be used in news coverage in an upcoming issue of ACP Internist.

* 1. How often do you prescribe placebos?

* 2. What do you use as placebos? (Check all that apply.)

* 3. Why do you prescribe placebos, or refuse to do so?

* 4. What conditions do you use them for?

* 5. I'd be willing to be interviewed by a reporter from ACP Internist: