Randomized Controlled Trials

Torpy, Janet M.
March 2010
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;3/24/2010, Vol. 303 Issue 12, p1216
Academic Journal
The article offers information on randomized controlled trials. Randomized controlled trial is a type of clinical trial where study participants are randomly assigned to receive treatment, in an effort to determine outcomes based on the treatment and not by other factors. Clinical trials are usually designed to examine the safety and efficacy of a treatment. Volunteers in clinical trials sign an informed consent, which explains the benefits of such trial. Other issues that should be considered when participating in a clinical trial are also cited.


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