Rcts

Some articles on rcts, rct:

Whole Systems Research - Reason For Founding
... WSR movement represents a reaction to the over-valuation of randomized clinical trials (RCTs) ... The idea is that RCTs have grown in a symbiotic fashion with the development of pharmaceutical medicine, to the point that they are almost exclusively appropriate ... a feeling that the search for specific remedies having specific effects in RCTs makes little sense in much of current CAM research ...
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment - Antiviral Treatments - IgG
... A systematic review found five RCTs to have assessed the effects of immunoglobulin treatment for CFS of these, two RCTs showed an overall beneficial effect ... The largest of the RCTs found no effect for the treatment ...
Randomized Controlled Trial - Disadvantages - Pro-industry Findings in Industry-funded RCTs
... Some RCTs are fully or partly funded by the health care industry (e.g ... in 2003 found four 1986-2002 articles comparing industry-sponsored and nonindustry-sponsored RCTs, and in all the articles there was a correlation of industry ... A 2004 study of 1999-2001 RCTs published in leading medical and surgical journals determined that industry-funded RCTs "are more likely to be associated with statistically significant pro-industry ...
Hierarchy Of Evidence
... Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) rank above observational studies, while expert opinion and anecdotal experience are ranked at the bottom ... Some evidence hierarchies place systematic review and meta analysis above RCTs, since these often combine data from multiple RCTs, and possibly from other study types as well ... The use of evidence hierarchies has been criticized as allowing RCTs too much authority ...
Randomized Controlled Trial - Disadvantages - Statistical Error
... RCTs are subject to both type I ("false positive") and type II ("false negative") statistical errors ... Regarding Type I errors, a typical RCT will use 0.05 (i.e. 1 in 20) as the probability that the RCT will falsely find two equally effective treatments significantly different ...