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Assessing health system interventions: key points when considering the value of randomization.

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Research is needed to help identify interventions that will improve the capacity or functioning of health systems and thereby contribute to achieving global health goals. Well conducted, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), insofar as they reduce bias and confounding, provide the strongest evidence for identifying which interventions delivered directly to individuals are safe and effective. When ethically feasible, they can also help reduce bias and confounding when assessing interventions ta...

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10.2471/blt.11.089524

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Bulletin of the World Health Organization
Volume:
89
Issue:
12
Pages:
907-912
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1564-0604
ISSN:
0042-9686
URN:
uuid:40fcaf78-e5f3-4834-aefe-e2a22d837df5
Source identifiers:
432141
Local pid:
pubs:432141

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