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n of 1 trials

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 10 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1584
  1. K B Saunders
  1. Professor of medicine Department of Medicine, St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE.

    EDITOR,—I am not at all sure where you are trying to lead us. In the “editor's choice” in the issue of 22 October you say: “One sort of study that most doctors could undertake is an n of 1 trial in which treatments are allocated randomly and in double blind fashion to a single patient. … If you have a patient for whom you are not sure whether one drug will be better …

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