Recruitment to publicly funded trials — Are surgical trials really different?

@inproceedings{Cook2008RecruitmentTP,
  title={Recruitment to publicly funded trials — Are surgical trials really different?},
  author={Jonathan Alistair Cook and Craig R. Ramsay and John D T Norrie},
  booktitle={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND Good recruitment is integral to the conduct of a high-quality randomised controlled trial. It has been suggested that recruitment is particularly difficult for evaluations of surgical interventions, a field in which there is a dearth of evidence from randomised comparisons. While there is anecdotal speculation to support the inference that recruitment to surgical trials is more challenging than for medical trials we are unaware of any formal assessment of this. In this paper, we… CONTINUE READING
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