Factors that limit the quality, number and progress of randomised controlled trials: a review

Prescott RJ, Counsell CE, Gillespie WJ, Grant AM, Russell IT, Kiauka S, Colthart IR, Ross S, Shepherd SM, Russell D
Record ID 31999009902
Authors' objectives:

1. To assemble and classify a comprehensive bibliography of factors limiting the quality, number and progress of RCTs 2. To collate and report the findings, identifying areas where firm conclusions can be drawn, and identifying areas where further research is required.

Authors' recommendations: The evidence available to guide many aspects of the design, conduct and analysis of RCTs is not always being applied.
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hta.ac.uk/928
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
Contact Address: NIHR Journals Library, National Institute for Health and Care Research, Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, Alpha House, University of Southampton Science Park, Southampton SO16 7NS, UK
Contact Name: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Contact Email: journals.library@nihr.ac.uk
Copyright: 1999 Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO
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