Misuse of baseline comparison tests and subgroup analyses in surgical trials.

@article{Bhandari2006MisuseOB,
  title={Misuse of baseline comparison tests and subgroup analyses in surgical trials.},
  author={Mohit Bhandari and P J Devereaux and Patricia Tak-Sam Li and Doug Mah and Ki Dong Lim and Holger J. Sch{\"u}nemann and Paul Tornetta},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2006},
  volume={447},
  pages={247-51}
}
It is unclear whether the misuse of statistical tests that compare patients' baseline characteristics and subgroup analyses in randomized controlled trials can be extrapolated to the surgical literature. We did an observational study evaluating the current use of baseline comparability tests and subgroup analyses in surgical randomized controlled trials. Published surgical randomized controlled trials in four medical journals were identified. We also identified randomized controlled trials in… CONTINUE READING