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The Reporting of Randomized Clinical Trials Using a Surgical Intervention Is in Need of Immediate Improvement: A Systematic Review

Authors
  • Isabelle Jacquier
  • Isabelle Boutron
  • David Moher
  • Carine Roy
  • Philippe Ravaud
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2006
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

A clear definition and description of the treatment assessed are a prerequisite of therapeutic evaluation. Our study suggests that the lack of adequate description of surgical procedure, care providers, and center is a barrier to adequately assess the risk of bias and the external validity of surgical randomized controlled trials.

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