Generalizing the results: how can we improve our reports?
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The most common goal of clinical research is to measure the probable effect of the intervention in clinical practice. Unfortunately, reports are often limited to describing only a studied sample and not an entire population itself. We were interested to investigate how well reports on high-end randomized controlled studies in the field of surgery present information regarding a population outside the studied sample.
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