Quality of reporting in randomized trials

March 31, 2010
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Editorial

A great deal of emphasis has been placed recently on the importance of high-quality evidence in medical literature. Placebo-controlled, randomized, prospective studies are valued especially highly.

A great deal of emphasis has been placed recently on the importance of high-quality evidence in medical literature. Placebo-controlled, randomized, prospective studies are valued especially highly. However, the fact that a study is placebo-controlled, randomized, and prospective does not necessarily mean that it was well-designed and well-reported, or that the conclusions are valid.

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