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Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

MeSH Heading
Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
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for general design, methodology, economics, etc. of clinical trials; a different heading CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL is used for reports of a specific clinical trial
Scope Note
Works about clinical trials involving one or more test treatments, at least one control treatment, specified outcome measures for evaluating the studied intervention, and a bias-free method for assigning patients to the test treatment. The treatment may be drugs, devices, or procedures studied for diagnostic, therapeutic, or prophylactic effectiveness. Control measures include placebos, active medicines, no-treatment, dosage forms and regimens, historical comparisons, etc. When randomization using mathematical techniques, such as the use of a random numbers table, is employed to assign patients to test or control treatments, the trials are characterized as RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS AS TOPIC.
Entry Term(s)
Clinical Trials, Controlled as Topic
Previous Indexing
Clinical Trials (1980-1994)
See Also
Control Groups
Public MeSH Note
2008; see CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIALS 1995-2007,was see CLINICAL TRIALS 1980-1994
History Note
2008(1995); use CLINICAAL TRIALS 1980-1984
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Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic Preferred
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