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Research Methods in Palliative Care$
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Julia M Addington-Hall, Eduardo Bruera, Irene J Higginson, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.001.0001

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Principles of designing clinical trials in palliative care

Principles of designing clinical trials in palliative care

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(p.13) Chapter 2 Principles of designing clinical trials in palliative care
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Research Methods in Palliative Care
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Michael I. Bennett

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530251.003.0002

Clinical practice in palliative care is focused primarily on improving the quality of life for people that are facing advanced and incurable disease. As such, clinical trials are used to test and quantify the benefits and harms of a particular clinical treatment. This chapter discusses the principles of designing clinical trials in palliative care and how to design experimental studies that seek to examine the effects of clinical interventions.

Keywords:   clinical practice, palliative care, quality of life, disease, clinical trials, benefits, harms, clinical treatment, designing, effects

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