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Introduction

Curtis L. Meinert and Susan Tonascia

in Clinical Trials

Published in print September 1986 | ISBN: 9780195035681
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864478 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195035681.003.0001

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Introduction

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This introduction chapter begins with a brief discussion of the definition of a clinical trial. It then presents a historical sketch of clinical trials followed by a terminology of conventions. The chapter then defines the class of trials considered in this book.

Keywords: clinical trials; single center trials; multicenter trials; terminology; class of trials

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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