Randomised controlled trials and changing public health practice

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Anne Cockcroft;
  • Publisher: BMC
  • Journal: BMC Public Health,volume 17,issue Suppl 1 (issn: 1471-2458, eissn: 1471-2458)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4287-7, pmc: PMC5506603
  • Subject: RA1-1270 | Public aspects of medicine | Introduction

Abstract One reason for doing randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is that experiments can be convincing. Early epidemiological experimenters, such as Jenner and the smallpox vaccine and Snow and his famous Broad Street pump handle, already knew the answer they were demo... View more
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