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Ethical and policy issues in cluster randomized trials: rationale and design of a mixed methods research study.

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BACKGROUND: Cluster randomized trials are an increasingly important methodological tool in health research. In cluster randomized trials, intact social units or groups of individuals, such as medical practices, schools, or entire communities--rather than individual themselves--are randomly allocated to intervention or control conditions, while outcomes are then observed on individual cluster members. The substantial methodological differences between cluster randomized trials and conventiona...

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10.1186/1745-6215-10-61

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
61
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
402810
Language:
English
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uuid:1c64f2b0-2d7e-41e1-b83e-a09eedc2cc35
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2013-11-16

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