May 13, 1998

Beyond CONSORT: Need for Improved Reporting Standards for Clinical Trials

Author Affiliations

From the School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.


Controversies section editor: Phil B. Fontanarosa, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 1998;279(18):1487-1489. doi:10.1001/jama.279.18.1487

THE INCREASING USE of trials as vehicles for choosing among treatments has fueled drives for standardizing the way trials are reported.15 These drives have been propelled by editors, frustrated readers, and meta-analysts desiring the same basic information and counts.

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