Assessing the quality of reports of randomized clinical trials: is blinding necessary?

@article{Jadad1996AssessingTQ,
  title={Assessing the quality of reports of randomized clinical trials: is blinding necessary?},
  author={A. Jadad and R. Moore and D. Carroll and C. Jenkinson and D. Reynolds and D. Gavaghan and H. McQuay},
  journal={Controlled clinical trials},
  year={1996},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          1-12
        }
}
It has been suggested that the quality of clinical trials should be assessed by blinded raters to limit the risk of introducing bias into meta-analyses and systematic reviews, and into the peer-review process. [...] Key Method A multidisciplinary panel of six judges produced an initial version of the instrument. Fourteen raters from three different backgrounds assessed the quality of 36 research reports in pain research, selected from three different samples.Expand
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