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‘Allocation concealment’: the evolution and adoption of a methodological term

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Random assignment of individual participants in clinical trials entails two steps: (i) generating an unbiased treatment allocation schedule; and (ii) applying the schedule without foreknowledge of upcoming allocations. These two steps were implicit in the famous randomized trial of streptomycin for pulmonary tuberculosis in 1948, and were recognized explicitly in some early books on controlled trials. However, half a century later, no widely accepted term denoting the process of concealing up...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/0141076818776604

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Schluz, KF More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
Grimes, DA More by this author
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Journal website
Volume:
111
Issue:
6
Pages:
216-224
Publication date:
2018-06-07
Acceptance date:
2018-01-20
DOI:
EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
Pubs id:
pubs:827958
URN:
uri:c8aa0d2a-0032-4465-b27a-76a063441aec
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uuid:c8aa0d2a-0032-4465-b27a-76a063441aec
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pubs:827958

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