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Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) generally provide the highest quality and least biased evidence for treatment effectiveness. Relatively few high-quality RCTs have been published in the orthopaedic literature. Barriers to increasing the quantity of trials include the orthopaedic culture, patient preferences, and the availability of treatment outside trials. Challenges to conducting better quality trials include sample size, random allocation, and blinding. Undertaking more high-quality trials can improve the evidence available for determining treatment effectiveness, resulting in better patient care.

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Publication Date

08/2010

Volume

18

Pages

454 - 463

Addresses

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California at Irvine, Orange, CA, USA.

Keywords

Humans, Orthopedic Procedures, Orthopedics, Research Design, Organizational Culture, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic