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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.1-5 These drives have been propelled by editors, frustrated readers, and meta-analysts desiring the same basic information and counts.