The Advantages and Disadvantages of Randomised Controlled Trials
This chapter reviews the advantages and disadvantages of performing randomised controlled trials. Observational studies may fail to include controls or may use an inappropriate comparison group. The advantage of the randomised controlled trial lies in the greater confidence with which we can accept the results. Randomised controlled trials have prevented the introduction and continued use of useless and dangerous treatments.
KeywordsRandomise Control Trial False Positive Result Small Trial Effective Randomisation Rare Adverse Effect
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