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Clustering in surgical trials--database of intracluster correlations.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Randomised trials evaluation of surgical interventions are often designed and analysed as if the outcome of individual patients is independent of the surgeon providing the intervention. There is reason to expect outcomes for patients treated by the same surgeon tend to be more similar than those under the care of another surgeon due to previous experience, individual practice, training, and infrastructure. Such a phenomenon is referred to as the clustering effect and potentially ...

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10.1186/1745-6215-13-2

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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
13
Issue:
1
Pages:
2
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:856f0f8a-66c5-4753-910e-b4bf20c2bfad
Source identifiers:
449440
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pubs:449440

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