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Interim data analyses for treatment monitoring

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/9780195035681.003.0020

Series: Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Interim data analyses for treatment monitoring

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This chapter addresses issues involved in the treatment monitoring and provides a brief description of some of the analysis approaches used for that purpose. Topics discussed include procedural issues, treatment monitoring reports, special statistical problems, data dredging as an analysis technique, the pros and cons of stopping rules in monitoring trials, and steps in terminating a treatment.

Keywords: clinical trials; treatment monitoring; data analysis; statistical problems; data dredging

Chapter.  5755 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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