Standards are needed for quality of life clinical trials

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1156 (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1156
  1. Andrew Bottomley (abo@eortc.be), coordinator,
  2. Fabio Efficace, Lady Grierson research fellow,
  3. Peter M Fayers, professor
  1. EORTC Quality of Life Unit, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer, EORTC Data Centre, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
  2. Department of Public Health, Aberdeen University Medical School, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD

    EDITOR—Jefferson and Demicheli say that health economics studies must come under a high level of scrutiny.1 There are parallels with the field of quality of life in clinical trials, and it is equally important that the BMJ considers developing guidelines concerning this for authors and peer reviewers.

    An increasing number of clinical trials assessing quality of life are being …

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