Analysis of the Trial Results

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
Part of the Developments in Biostatistics and Epidemiology book series (DBEP, volume 1)


Several authors have reviewed the statistical analyses appearing in reputable medical journals. The reports reveal an appalling record of error and incompetence [183–188]. This chapter considers these problems but it is beyond the scope of this book to describe in any detail the statistical methods required to analyse the results of randomised controlled trials. The reader is referred to standard texts such as the books by Armitage [189], Snedecor and Cochran [190], and Petrie [191].


Confidence Limit Life Table Experimental Unit Plasma Urea Proportional Data 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Bulpitt
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medical Statistics and EpidemiologyLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLondonUK
  2. 2.Royal Postgraduate Medical SchoolLondonUK
  3. 3.Hammersmith HospitalLondonUK

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