B – Descriptions of treatment in trials and reviews

Glasziou P, Meats E, Heneghan C, Shepperd S. What is missing from descriptions of treatment in trials and reviews? BMJ 2008;336:1472-1474 (28 June), doi:10.1136/bmj.39590.732037.47

Replicating non-pharmacological treatments depends on how well they have been described in research studies. Many current trials and reviews often omit crucial details of treatments, while clinicians need details of the “how to” to use treatments tested in trials. Providing some additional details could improve the uptake of trial results in clinical practice.


Thanks to Andrew Herxheimer