Clinical trials

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Clinical trials are a relatively underused form of investigation in family medicine. This paper presents an overview of those considering conducting or assessing a clinical trial. A bibliography for further reading is also provided. Topics covered include aspects of: the development of a protocol; design such as randomization and binding; the special role of non-drug studies in family medicine; measurement - especially combating bias; analysis - particularly the management of drop-outs; and, the problem of generalizability

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-448
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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