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The curious case of an internal pilot in a multicentre randomised trial-time for a rethink?

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Multicentre randomised trials are complex projects with many operational uncertainties. The embedding of a formal check upon study progress and viability at a pre-specified time point (sometimes referred to as an 'internal pilot') is becoming increasingly common within multicentre pragmatic randomised trials. However, it is worth considering this practice. We argue that most, if not all, multicentre trials have reassessment of the recruitment strategy and study processes whilst the study is r...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s40814-016-0113-8

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Pilot and Feasibility Studies Journal website
Volume:
2
Publication date:
2016-12-13
Acceptance date:
2016-11-22
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2055-5784
ISSN:
2055-5784
Source identifiers:
666112
Language:
English
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uuid:5f94c567-a27d-415e-8e1f-4aecd3a5e47b
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pubs:666112
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2017-01-03

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