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Improving the reporting of pragmatic trials: an extension of the CONSORT statement.

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BACKGROUND: The CONSORT statement is intended to improve reporting of randomised controlled trials and focuses on minimising the risk of bias (internal validity). The applicability of a trial's results (generalisability or external validity) is also important, particularly for pragmatic trials. A pragmatic trial (a term first used in 1967 by Schwartz and Lellouch) can be broadly defined as a randomised controlled trial whose purpose is to inform decisions about practice. This extension of th...

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10.1136/bmj.a2390

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Zwarenstein, M More by this author
Treweek, S More by this author
Gagnier, JJ More by this author
Altman, DG More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
337
Issue:
7680
Pages:
a2390
Publication date:
2008
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:d8ca207f-9b52-4671-b194-86be0a1ca5f0
Source identifiers:
178748
Local pid:
pubs:178748

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