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Clinical Trial Types

There are many terms used to describe the design of clinical trials. There are efforts to reduce inadequate reporting in clinical trial reports and increase transparency thus aiding interpretation, for example the CONSORT Group. Some of the terms used are as follows.

Study design:

Study methodology:

Level of 'Blinding':

Action: A better understanding of these terms will allow clinicians to interpret the relevance and impact of clinical studies.