The challenge of recruiting patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury of the knee into a randomized clinical trial comparing surgical and non-surgical treatment.

@article{Frobell2007TheCO,
  title={The challenge of recruiting patients with anterior cruciate ligament injury of the knee into a randomized clinical trial comparing surgical and non-surgical treatment.},
  author={Richard B Frobell and L Stefan Lohmander and Ewa M Roos},
  journal={Contemporary clinical trials},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={
          295-302
        }
}
AIMS To determine the number of patients needed to be screened (NNS) and allocated (NNA) in order to include one participant in a randomized clinical trial (RCT), and to compare the characteristics of patients accepting or declining participation in the RCT. METHODS The recruitment process of an ongoing multicenter RCT, comparing surgical and non-surgical interventions after acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury of the knee is described. We use the known concept Number Needed to… CONTINUE READING
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