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An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials
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An Insider’s Guide to Clinical Trials

Curtis L Meinert

Abstract

Clinical trials receive a lot of media attention; we hear or read about them almost daily in reports heralding new and promising treatments or reports raising questions about the safety or efficacy of an established treatment. The randomized trial is the foundation of evidence-based medicine and the cornerstone for comparative effectiveness research. This book discusses the inner workings of trials, how they are reported, who and what gets studied, what to make of results, and how to shop for trials as a patient.

Keywords: clinical trials, media, treatments, established treatments, randomized trial, evidence-based medicine, patients

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199742967
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742967.001.0001

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Curtis L Meinert, author
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Univey
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