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Curtis L. Meinert

in An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199742967
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897278 | DOI:
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The randomized trial reigns supreme for comparative evaluations. It is regarded as the gold standard for comparison of treatments, and is the lynchpin for evidence-based medicine. This chapter discusses a few topics and issues related to the randomized trial, including things needing to be “fixed” and observations on some worrisome trends.

Keywords: clinical trials; randomized trials; medical research

Chapter.  2130 words. 

Subjects: Medical Statistics and Methodology

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