Assessing baseline imbalance in randomised trials: implications for the Cochrane risk of bias tool.

@article{Corbett2014AssessingBI,
  title={Assessing baseline imbalance in randomised trials: implications for the Cochrane risk of bias tool.},
  author={Mark S Corbett and Julian P T Higgins and Nerys F Woolacott},
  journal={Research synthesis methods},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={79-85}
}
A key component of the Cochrane Collaboration's risk of bias tool for critically evaluating randomised trials is the consideration of whether baseline characteristics of the treatment groups being compared are systematically different. Considered under the domain of 'selection bias', this is currently evaluated by looking at the methods of randomisation and specifically at the generation of the randomised allocation sequence and the concealment of this sequence during the process of… CONTINUE READING
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