Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Randomized Controlled Trials

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2922

Synonyms

Controlled studies

Definition

Study design comparing outcomes in intervention and control group. Participants are randomized to either intervention or control group in order to minimize selection effects.

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