Treatment research at the crossroads: the scientific interface of clinical trials and effectiveness research.

@article{Wells1999TreatmentRA,
  title={Treatment research at the crossroads: the scientific interface of clinical trials and effectiveness research.},
  author={Kenneth Brooks Wells},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={156 1},
  pages={5-10}
}
OBJECTIVE Policy and clinical management decisions depend on data on the health and cost impacts of psychiatric treatments under usual care, i.e., effectiveness. Clinical trials, however, provide information on treatment efficacy under best-practice conditions. An understanding of the design, analysis, and conventions of both efficacy and effectiveness studies can lead to research that better informs clinical and societal questions. METHOD This paper contrasts the strengths and limitations of… CONTINUE READING

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