Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.
Terms in your insurance contract describing a possible category of excluded services under the plan. Each plan may have different criteria to define what it considers experimental and investigational. This can be challenged.
an unproven (or even untested) technique or procedure; note that certain experimental treatments are commonly used in the management of prostate cancer
A new treatment developed from research that is different from the commonly provided standard of care for a given disease, illness or condition. Experimental or investigational drugs, treatments or procedures are typically not approved for use by the FDA, and may be the subject of clinical trials to test toxicity, efficacy or effectiveness.
A research design that allows researchers to determine how selected variables (independent variables) influence an outcome (dependent variable). Researchers use experimental designs to make judgments about causes and effects.
A procedure, service or supply that does not conform to accepted medical practice, is not approved by the appropriate governing body, such as the Food and Drug Administration, or has not completed scientific testing or whose effectiveness has not been established. Typically, experimental procedures, services or supplies are not covered under the medical or dental plan options.
of the nature of or undergoing an experiment; "an experimental drug"; "a pilot project"; "a test run"; "a trial separation"
Information based on a scientific study.
Medical treatment that is not generally accepted within the medical profession. Insurance policies often do not cover these procedures.
These are procedures that have not become standard for physicians or hospitals and are mainly limited to laboratory research.
An experimental study (a 'trial') is one in which the investigators are testing something, and they are determining the conditions of the experiment. In a controlled trial, the people receiving the treatment being tested are said to be in the experimental group or arm of the trial. (3)
Items and procedures identified as Experimental by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) or any other regulatory agency and/or items and procedures not generally accepted by the medical community.
Term often used to denote a therapy (drug, device, procedure) that is unproven or not yet scientifically validated with respect to safety and efficacy. A procedure may be considered "experimental" without necessarily being part of a formal study (research) to evaluate its usefulness. (See also: Research.)
In clinical trials, refers to a drug (including a new drug, dose, combination, or route of administration) or procedure that has undergone basic laboratory testing and received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be tested in human subjects. A drug or procedure may be approved by the FDA for use in one disease or condition, but be considered experimental in other diseases or conditions. Also called investigational.
Term often used to denote a therapy (such as drug therapy) that is not yet scientifically validated with respect to safety and efficacy.
The arm of a randomized trial in which patients receive the investigational therapy. Cf: Control.