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Is the RCT really the gold standard of clinical evidence?

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Is the RCT really the gold standard of clinical evidence?

Keith Cutting, Patricia Grocott, Pauline Beldon
1 March 2007

While the randomised controlled trial (RCT) is regarded by some as the ‘gold standard’ of clinical evidence, it is recognised that there are few such studies in the literature with little prospect of this situation changing.

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