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Effectiveness as an outcome measure for treatment trials in psychiatry.

Abstract:

There is at present some confusion about the relative value of clinical trials performed to investigate efficacy vs. those designed to investigate effectiveness. This is particularly challenging when studies performed as experiments for regulators by companies are used to shape and inform clinical practice, especially if studies conducted under more real life conditions fail to support predicted benefits. We review the field in relation to the new antipsychotics, in particular. Other indicati...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Volume:
8
Issue:
1
Pages:
23-27
Publication date:
2009-02-05
ISSN:
1723-8617
URN:
uuid:c540a0d9-f9ff-4715-bef1-2ca2cb837d97
Source identifiers:
97990
Local pid:
pubs:97990

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