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CONSORT 2010 statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomized trials.

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Title:
CONSORT 2010 statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomized trials.
Authors:
Bian ZX, Shang HC
Journal:
Ann. Intern. Med.
Publication date:
2011
Volume:
154
Issue:
4
First page:
290
Last page:
1; author reply 291
ISSN:
1539-3704
Link to pubmed:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21320945
Publication type:
Journal
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The CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) 2010 statement (1) no longer advocates reporting the success rate of blinding in trials. We believe that this decision is unwise and will seriously undermine the quality of trials. The success of blinding relates directly to the quality of a trial and directly affects the outcome of interventions. The importance of blinding is well known, and blinding helps to achieve quality assurance in trials. However, quality assurance does not rely on the setting but on the successful implementation of the trial protocol. The success rate of blinding is not only a factor by which

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CONSORT 2010 statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomized trials. Bian ZX, Shang HC. Ann. Intern. Med. 2011; 154(4):290-1; author reply 291.

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