The Revised CONSORT Statement for Reporting Randomized Trials: Explanation and Elaboration

  title={The Revised CONSORT Statement for Reporting Randomized Trials: Explanation and Elaboration},
  author={D. Altman and K. Schulz and D. Moher and M. Egger and F. Davidoff and D. Elbourne and Peter C. Gtzsche and T. Lang},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • D. Altman, K. Schulz, +5 authors T. Lang
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • The RCT is a very beautiful technique, of wide applicability, but as with everything else there are snags. When humans have to make observations there is always the possibility of bias (1). Well-designed and properly executed randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) provide the best evidence on the efficacy of health care interventions*, but trials with inadequate methodologic approaches are associated with exaggerated treatment effects (2-5). Biased* results from poorly designed and reported… CONTINUE READING
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