TITLE

"Pragmatic" clinical trials: from whose perspective? (Editorial)

AUTHOR(S)
Karanicolas, Paul J.; Montori, Victor M.; Schünemann, Holger J.; Guyatt, Gordon H.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;6/23/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 6, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on pragmatic clinical trials carried out by methodologists in the field of medical research. It argues that the current concept of pragmatic trials only serves a small proportion of health care decision makers. It offers an interpretation of a self-described pragmatic trial of the drug nortriptyline as an adjunct to nicotine replacement for smoking cessation. It discusses the trial under three perspectives and their inherent results.
ACCESSION #
42876693

 

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