Unbiased, relevant, and reliable assessments in health care : Important progress during the past century, but plenty of scope for doing better
Clinical trials in primary care : Targeted payments for trials might help improve recruitment and quality
Trials : the next 50 years
Cluster randomised trials : time for improvement
Being a modern pharmaceutical company : Involves making information available on clinical trial programmes
UK surgeons may undergo performance review every five years
Expert team to investigate concerns at Scottish hospital
In brief
US abortion doctor shot dead
Iceland breast cancer study questions the risk attributable to gene mutations
Unmatched bone marrow transplants successfully treat leukaemia
UK paediatric surgeon wins libel damages
UK survey shows improved diet in elderly
US expands prescribing recommendations for aspirin
Neutron beam therapy targets brain cancer
Nurse shortage threatens UK care
Random allocation or allocation at random? Patients' perspectives of participation in a randomised controlled trial
Fifty years ago : The new NHS
Content and quality of 2000 controlled trials in schizophrenia over 50 years
One hundred years ago : Labour and refreshment
The unpredictability paradox : review of empirical comparisons of randomised and non-randomised clinical trials
A memorable patient : Never underestimate a placebo
Reporting on quality of life in randomised controlled trials : bibliographic study
Analysis and interpretation of cost data in randomised controlled trials : review of published studies
A patient to remember : A surfeit of experts
A randomised trial of hospital versus home administered enemas for flexible sigmoidoscopy
Randomised controlled trial of patient centred care of diabetes in general practice : impact on current wellbeing and future disease risk
Endpiece : How to buy gadgets
The ethics of randomised controlled trials from the perspectives of patients, the public, and healthcare professionals
Endpiece : Alternative definitions
ABC of oxygen : Assessing and interpreting arterial blood gases and acid-base balance
Controlled trials : the 1948 watershed
Use of randomisation in the Medical Research Council's clinical trial of streptomycin in pulmonary tuberculosis in the 1940s
Mammography and the politics of randomised controlled trials
Mammography and the politics of randomised controlled trials : Commentary
Mammography and the politics of randomised controlled trials : Commentary
A memorable patient : The inflating lady
Marketing medicines through randomised controlled trials : the case of interferon
"A calculated risk" : the Salk polio vaccine field trials of 1954
Efficient management of randomised controlled trials : nature or nurture
Experimentation and social interventions : a forgotten but important history
Words : Nosocomial
The controlled clinical trial turns 100 years : Fibiger's trial of serum treatment of diphtheria
Ovarian ablation in breast cancer, 1896 to 1998 : milestones along hierarchy of evidence from case report to Cochrane review
Protecting children from armed conflict : Children affected by war must not be stigmatised as permanently damaged
Protecting children from armed conflict : Repaying debts takes precedence over health care in many Third World countries
Protecting children from armed conflict : Are most casualties non-combatants?
Randomised controlled trial exists of levonorgestrel intrauterine system for menorrhagia
Clarification of comments on trial of aminosidine in visceral leishmaniasis
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children : Child psychiatrists should help parents with difficult children, not blame them
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children : Benefits of adding other forms of treatment to medication remain unclear
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children : Danger is one of overdiagnosis
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children : Multidisciplinary approach to management is needed
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children : Multidisciplinary approach to management is needed
Cholestanol and survival with simvastatin : More data are needed
Cholestanol and survival with simvastatin : More data are needed
Cholesterol lowering diets and coronary heart disease : Advice should now be to increase intake of vegetable oils and fish
Cholesterol lowering diets and coronary heart disease : Dietary advice should focus on promoting antioxidants and the right sort of fats
Single dose of anti-D immunoglobulin for antenatal prophylaxis is smaller in the Netherlands than in the United Kingdom
EU doctors get caught in training trap
Corrections
Sensitivity of tools used may explain difference in results between studies
Philip Henry Connell
Allan Urquhart Downie
Christopher Chilcot Evans
John Bonham Carter Evelegh
Gustav ("Gus") Julius Fraenkel
Desmond Robert Gamble
Alexander ("Sanyi") Gellert
Beryl Jennie Goff
Henry Russell
GPs in England will receive advice about PCGs
WMA to examine doping in sport
BMA warns about cuts to defence medical services
Confusion remains over patient packs
Randomised Controlled Trials : A User's Guide
Choosing between randomised and non-randomised studies : a systematic review
Urinary Disorders and Male Health : A Decision Making Guide for Patients
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Evaluating new treatments
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