Interpreting the results of a clinical trial

Anthony C Keech, Rhana Pike, Renee E Granger and Val J Gebski
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb00911.x
Published online: 19 March 2007

In preparing an article reporting a clinical trial, the authors are expected to provide a reasoned interpretation of the results and place them into a broader clinical context. “Interpretation” (Item 20 of the CONSORT statement) refers to how the authors account for their results (Box 1).1

  • Anthony C Keech1
  • Rhana Pike2
  • Renee E Granger3
  • Val J Gebski4

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


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