Allocation of patients to treatment groups in a controlled clinical study

S. J. White, L. S. Freedman

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Abstract

In a controlled clinical study ("clinical trial") to compare 2 or more treatments for a disease, an objective method of allocating patients to treatment groups is needed. Various existing methods of allocation are described, including those which take account of patients’ pre-treatment characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)849-857
Number of pages9
JournalBritish Journal of Cancer
Volume37
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1978
Externally publishedYes

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