May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, pa15
Academic Journal
This article presents information about several terms and definitions related to data representation in therapeutics. Allocation not concealed means that the authors were deemed not to have taken adequate measures to conceal allocation to study groups from those responsible for assessing patients for entry in the trial. RBI (relative benefit increase) means the increase in the rates of good events, comparing experimental and control patients in a trial. Weighted event rates is the contributions of individual studies to the total in a meta-analysis, determined by the sample size and the number of events in each study.


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