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Randomized Clinical Trial

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Definition

The backbone of evidence-based medicine, which aims to eliminate confounding factors and placebo effect and give truthful knowledge of causality. In a typical setting it includes a randomly allocated treated (intervention) and untreated (control) group.

Keywords

Public Health Clinical Trial Confounding Factor Social Policy Placebo Effect 
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© Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2010

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