Randomised and non-randomised studies to estimate the effect of community-level public health interventions: definitions and methodological considerations

  • W P Schmidt
  • Published 2017 in Emerging themes in epidemiology

Abstract

BACKGROUND The preferred method to evaluate public health interventions delivered at the level of whole communities is the cluster randomised trial (CRT). The practical limitations of CRTs and the need for alternative methods continue to be debated. There is no consensus on how to classify study designs to evaluate interventions, and how different design… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12982-017-0063-5

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