Content of reports on clinical trials: A critical review

Curtis L. Meinert, Susan Tonascia, Karen Higgins

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A 10% sample of English language papers, published in 1980, listed in IndexMedicus, and classified under the heading, Clinical Trials, was used to assess the state of trials and reports from them. Tabulations are presented concerning the design of the trials represented by the papers in the sample. The manuscript concludes with a discussion of reporting responsibilities for investigators involved in trials and of methods for meeting those responsibilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-347
Number of pages20
JournalControlled clinical trials
Issue number4 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1984



  • Clinical trials
  • design and methods
  • reporting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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