Ten reasons to conduct a randomized study in quality improvement.

@article{Perneger2006TenRT,
  title={Ten reasons to conduct a randomized study in quality improvement.},
  author={Thomas Perneger},
  journal={International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={395-6}
}
  • Thomas Perneger
  • Published 2006 in
    International journal for quality in health care…
In the years 2004–06, the Journal has published 192 papers (excluding editorials and letters) of which eight (4.2%) were randomized experiments [1–8]. Four per cent is not enough, considering that randomization is the most direct path to a causal inference. To be effective, we need to understand what causes what in quality improvement. This aim is not compatible with weak research methods. Some quality experts claim that the evaluation of quality projects requires less scientific rigour than… CONTINUE READING

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