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Expert opinion's role in assessment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10129395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
How many articles start off by extolling the randomized clinical trial as the pinnacle of scientific evidence? The next sentence typically confronts the practical reality that randomized trials are simply not feasible in most cases. In the absence of definitive trials, technology assessment methodologies have been forced to rely on various types of observational studies--prospective cohort, case control, retrospective studies, cross-sectional and case studies--and a certain component of expert opinion/group judgement, as expressed either in the published medical literature or by the assessors themselves.
E Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physician executive     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0898-2759     ISO Abbreviation:  Physician Exec     Publication Date:    1993 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-18     Completed Date:  1993-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610398     Medline TA:  Physician Exec     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  64-5     Citation Subset:  H    
Aetna Health Plans, Hartford, CT.
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MeSH Terms
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Technology Assessment, Biomedical / methods,  organization & administration*
United States

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