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LOST to follow-up Information in Trials (LOST-IT): A protocol on the potential impact

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Background: Incomplete ascertainment of outcomes in randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is likely to bias final study results if reasons for unavailability of patient data are associated with the outcome of interest. The primary objective of this study is to assess the potential impact of loss to follow-up on the estimates of treatment effect. The secondary objectives are to describe, for published RCTs, (1) the reporting of loss to follow-up information, (2) the analytic methods used for han...

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10.1186/1745-6215-10-40

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Lamontagne, F More by this author
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
10
Publication date:
2009-06-11
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:c35c6226-0af5-43cf-b300-5cf8b4d78108
Source identifiers:
178779
Local pid:
pubs:178779
Language:
English

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