Cluster-randomized trials

Peter Fayers, M. S. Jordhøy, S. Kaasa

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Randomized clinical trials have become a major tool in the process of evaluating the benefits of new treatments or other interventions. One principal reason for this is that well-designed randomized trials can avoid the problems of bias, which might arise due to patient selection. The issues concerning these trials are largely cluster-randomized trials have become increasingly common, in both palliative medicine and diverse other health research areas. Cluster-randomized trials are characterized by the randomization of groups -clusters - of patients rather than individuals, and may offer many major advantages but also involve several particular considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalPalliative Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002


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