Interpretation of randomised trials is indeed open to debate

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7417.752-b (Published 25 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:752
  1. Philipp Conradi, full time principal in general practice (pconradi@hotmail.com),
  2. David Taylor, full time principal in general practice
  1. Maypole Health Centre, Birmingham B14 5DH
  2. Woodland Road Surgery, Birmingham B31 2HZ

    EDITOR–McCormack and Greenhalgh once argued that the interpretation of randomised controlled trials is open to debate.1 A recent BMJ news item featuring an overly favourable comment on the diabetes subtrial of the heart protection study illustrates this perfectly.24 We question the study's relevance to general practice …

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