TITLE

How to mislead people with clinical trials

AUTHOR(S)
Ernst, Edzard
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Biologist;Nov2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p215
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the ways in which people can be misled through the findings of clinical trials. Reliability in clinical trials is the extent to which repeated experiments agree with each other. Bias renders the results of clinical trials unreliable, and rigorous clinical trials are designed such that bias is minimise. Drawing conclusion that are not warranted by the data is by far the most common flaw, particularly in clinical trials of complementary medicine.
ACCESSION #
35430051

 

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