Randomised Controlled Trials: A User's GuideBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7167.1258 (Published 31 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1258
- John-Paul Vader, senior physician researcher
- Healthcare Evaluation Unit, Institut de Médecine Sociale et Préventive, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
The book's subtitle sets the tone. Born of the author's struggle to find, understand, interpret, and use randomised controlled trials, this book is the fruit of years of jotting down questions and searching (often in vain) for answers. It is a concise but complete guide to randomised controlled trials, intended for the long list of their potential users.
Jadad leads us through the basics of randomised controlled trials, the sources of bias at all stages, the tools for assessing the quality of trials, the essentials of reporting and …