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An analysis of randomized controlled trials published in the US family medicine literature, 1987-1991.

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BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are frequently used to evaluate the effectiveness of health care interventions in family medicine. The value of the information obtained from RCTs depends largely on the quality of design and the way in which they are conducted and reported. Despite the increasing number of RCTs being conducted in family medicine, there is a scarcity of descriptive data on the methodological characteristics, including design features and quality of RCTs in this ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of family practice More from this journal
Volume:
39
Issue:
3
Pages:
236-242
Publication date:
1994-09-01
EISSN:
1533-7294
ISSN:
0094-3509
Language:
English
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pubs:432119
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uuid:ad66d8af-784b-4570-ba7a-12a4d0c7a26e
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pubs:432119
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432119
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2013-11-17

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