Is the randomised controlled trial the best?
Different study formats are preferred for different research objectives. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have a greater ability to test efficacy than other methods, but RCTs can have many limitations. These limitations should be explored, assessed and exposed.
William Edridge, Editor
Randomised controlled trial; Variable; Outcome; Meta analysis; Case-controlled trial; Bias; Analysis; Post-marketing surveillance
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South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Date submitted: 2014-10-13
Date published: 2014-10-23
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