Connect
MJA
MJA

Statistical methods in clinical trials

Val J Gebski and Anthony C Keech
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (4): 182-184.

Appropriate statistical methods for analysing trial data are critical for the correct interpretation of the results. Item 12 of the CONSORT statement (Box 1) relates to the statistical methods used in the reporting of trials, together with scientific and statistical principles concerning analyses of subgroups, endpoints and appropriate statistical tests. These issues need to be carefully considered before beginning a study and should be outlined in a standard trial protocol, which may be supplemented by a more extensive statistical analysis plan.1

  • Val J Gebski1
  • Anthony C Keech2

  • NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW.

Correspondence: 

Competing interests:

None identified.

Author

remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Comment
Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Responses are now closed for this article.