Logistic, ethical, and political dimensions of stepped wedge trials: critical review and case studies

@inproceedings{Prost2015LogisticEA,
  title={Logistic, ethical, and political dimensions of stepped wedge trials: critical review and case studies},
  author={Audrey Prost and Ariella Binik and Ibrahim Adamu Abubakar and Anjana Roy and Manuela De Allegri and Christelle Mouchoux and Tobias Dreischulte and Helen Ayles and James J C Lewis and David Osrin},
  booktitle={Trials},
  year={2015}
}
BackgroundThree arguments are usually invoked in favour of stepped wedge cluster randomised controlled trials: the logistic convenience of implementing an intervention in phases, the ethical benefit of providing the intervention to all clusters, and the potential to enhance the social acceptability of cluster randomised controlled trials. Are these alleged benefits real? We explored the logistic, ethical, and political dimensions of stepped wedge trials using case studies of six recent… CONTINUE READING

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