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Truncated Trials

 

Truncated RCTs are trials stopped early because of apparent harm, because the investigators have concluded that they won’t be able to demonstrate a treatment effect (futility), or because of apparent benefit. Believing the treatment from RCTs stopped early for benefit will be misleading if the decision to stop the trial resulted from catching the apparent benefit of treatment at a random high.

Synonyms:
Stopped Early Trials
Categories: Outcome