Randomised controlled trials for policy interventions: a review of reviews and meta-regression.

  title={Randomised controlled trials for policy interventions: a review of reviews and meta-regression.},
  author={Sandy R Oliver and A M Bagnall and Joffi Thomas and Jessica Shepherd and Amanda J Sowden and Ian White and Jacqueline Dinnes and Roger Rees and Joseph A. Colquitt and Kayla M. Oliver and Zoe Garrett},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  volume={14 16},
          1-165, iii
OBJECTIVES To determine whether randomised controlled trials (RCTs) lead to the same effect size and variance as non-randomised studies (NRSs) of similar policy interventions, and whether these findings can be explained by other factors associated with the interventions or their evaluation. DATA SOURCES Two RCTs were resampled to compare randomised and non-randomised arms. Comparable field trials were identified from a series of health promotion systematic reviews and a systematic review of… CONTINUE READING
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