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The CONSORT statement: revised recommendations for improving the quality of reports of parallel-group randomised trials.

Abstract:

To comprehend the results of a randomised controlled trial (RCT), readers must understand its design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation. That goal can be achieved only through total transparency from authors. Despite several decades of educational efforts, the reporting of RCTs needs improvement. Investigators and editors developed the original CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) statement to help authors improve reporting by use of a checklist and flow diagram. The revis...

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Schulz, KF More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
357
Issue:
9263
Pages:
1191-1194
Publication date:
2001-04-14
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:a3af05d4-cfaf-4c87-860f-d6b4879a5f54
Source identifiers:
318120
Local pid:
pubs:318120

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