Allocation Concealment

Some articles on allocation concealment, allocation:

Randomized Controlled Trial - Randomization - Allocation Concealment
... Allocation concealment" (defined as "the procedure for protecting the randomisation process so that the treatment to be allocated is not known before the patient is entered ... Adequate allocation concealment should defeat patients and investigators from discovering treatment allocation once a study is underway and after the study has concluded ... Treatment related side-effects or adverse events may be specific enough to reveal allocation to investigators or patients thereby introducing bias or influencing any ...