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Effects on patients of their healthcare practitioner's or institution's participation in clinical trials: a systematic review.

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BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews have shown uncertainty about the size or direction of any 'trial effect' for patients in trials compared to those treated outside trials. We are not aware of any systematic review of whether there is a 'trial effect' related to being treated by healthcare practitioners or institutions that take part in research. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Methodology Register and MEDLINE (most recently in January 2009) for studies in which patients were allocated to treat...

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10.1186/1745-6215-12-16

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
Trials More from this journal
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
16
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215

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