Comparison of outcomes research with clinical trials using preexisting dataQuantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
SubjectsBias (Epidemiology); *Cardiology; Causality; Cohort Studies; Confounding Factors (Epidemiology); Data Collection; *Databases, Factual; Ethics, Medical; *Health Services Research; Humans; *Outcome Assessment (Health Care); *Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Research Design
AbstractOutcomes research using analysis of preexisting data is a relatively new field with the potential to improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care, and may provide a useful complement to randomized studies. Motivated by the growth of this research in the cardiovascular literature, this review offers a framework to identify the core concepts of outcomes research from database analyses by comparing and contrasting it with the randomized clinical trial.
SourceAm J Cardiol. 1999 Oct 15;84(8):923-7, A6.
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Citation InformationJohn G. Canto, Catarina I. Kiefe, O. Dale Williams, Hal V. Barron, et al.. "Comparison of outcomes research with clinical trials using preexisting data" Vol. 84 Iss. 8 (1999) ISSN: 0002-9149 (Linking)
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