Throughout his years of practicing medicine and cardiac surgery, Dr. Burgio (founder) noticed a pattern in biased published research - they all used double-blind methodology.
Double-blind research findings can be biased and manipulated. There is a built-in conscious and unconscious bias that is not easily overcome.
Quadruple-blind studies in the past have been cumbersome to set-up, manage and quite expensive.
In efforts to make quadruple-blind research methodology easily accessible and more frequently used, Burgio Enterprises has computerized the process.
Here at Burgio, we feel that the more accurate and valid research is, the safer products are on the market.
And the more reliable research method leads to a shorter wait time between new products and consumer hands.
To test our methods and software operating system, Dr. Burgio and his team put together and tested a research study for the human spine. We'll save you some time by cutting to the chase to say... it worked.
The patient does not know what they receive (i.e. medication) and the physician / doctor also does not know which patients receive the drug and which receive the placebo. The person interpreting the results does not know the patient and therefore are supposedly free of bias.
The double-blind research method has a built-in conscious and an unconscious bias.
Double-blind studies result in marginal, but not clinically significant answers.
Now that you know more about double-blind methodology, read on about quadruple-blind to shed light on the improvements!
There are 4 people that are blinded to one another. They are the subjects, investigator(s), evaluator(s) and data analyst(s). They remain blinded to one another throughout the study and the result-interpreting process, thereby eliminating bias and keeping human error to a minimum.
Quadruple-blind methodology has been around for years, however is not the accepted gold standard. Why? Because it is incredibly difficult to perform 'by hand' and very expensive.
With Burgio's Universal Research Methodology (TM) and our latest software platform, it is now completely computerized, easy to blind involved personnel to each other and financially reasonable.