Abbreviated Trials Yield Misleading Results: Study

Posted on March 24th, 2010 by

Many positive treatment effects are exaggerated in clinical trials that are stopped early due to encouraging results, a new study has found…

 

"Our research shows that in most cases, early stopping of clinical trials resulted in misleading estimates of treatment effects. These misleading estimates are likely to result in misguided decisions about the trade-off between risks and benefits of a therapy," study corresponding author Dr. Victor Montori, a Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, said in a news release.

 

HealthDay by Robert Preidt, 3/23/2010

 

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Tags: Dr. Victor Montori, Endocrinology / Diabetes, misleading trial results, Research

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