Recruitment in a Cluster Randomized Stroke Trial

Recruitment in a Cluster Randomized Stroke Trial

Generally, the unit of randomization in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) is the individual participant (the patient). Occasionally, the unit of randomization can be a cluster, such as hospitals, schools, villages, etc. When randomizing large groups, the concept of cluster randomized trials (CRTs) has become increasingly common. Patient clusters are allocated to the intervention arms […]

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December 13th, 2016

Pragmatic approach to cluster randomized trials – a perspective from HeadPost

Cluster randomized trials (CRTs) is the concept of grouping individuals for randomization into a treatment or control group. The design is increasingly becoming more common when randomizing large groups. It also reduces bias as there are less decision making required from clinicians or nurses. A study to compare the effects of a patients head position […]

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December 9th, 2016

Working with CRM to move Malaysia forward

The Malaysian government has committed funding to improve the healthcare systems in order to further support clinical research. Clinical Research Malaysia (CRM) is a non-profit organisation – wholly owned by the government of Malaysia, which intends develop infrastructure for Clinical Research Centre networks, and be able to support global industry sponsored research (ISR) requirements. Recently, […]

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November 23rd, 2016

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