Representativeness of trial populations: an example from a trial of adenotonsillectomy in children.

@article{Akker2003RepresentativenessOT,
  title={Representativeness of trial populations: an example from a trial of adenotonsillectomy in children.},
  author={E H Jet van den Akker and Maroeska M Rovers and Birgit K van Staaij and Arno Wilhelmus Hoes and Anne G M Schilder},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={123 2},
  pages={297-301}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare demographic and disease-specific characteristics of children included in a trial of the effectiveness of adenotonsillectomy with those of children who, although eligible, were not randomized. MATERIAL AND METHODS Characteristics were compared between (i) randomized children (n = 270); (ii) eligible children whose parents immediately decided not to participate (n = 243); and (iii) eligible children whose parents were informed about the trial by a member of the study team… CONTINUE READING

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