Randomised health services studies.

@article{Hakama2012RandomisedHS,
  title={Randomised health services studies.},
  author={Matti K. Hakama and Nea Malila and Joakim Dillner},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={131 12},
  pages={2898-902}
}
The randomised controlled (or clinical) trial (RCT) is recognized as the most valid among the study designs. The use of RCT in research is widespread and well formalised. In contrast, implementations of new methods and policies in routine health care are commonly lacking a formalised design, impairing the ability to evaluate and improve health care. Use of experimental designs in health care is possible at the implementation phase of clinical or preventive action or more broad process-of-care… CONTINUE READING

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