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