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dramatic treatment effect

— Treatment effect that is so large that it is unlikely to be explained away by bias, even without having been tested in a study designed to minimize bias

Full explanation:

Dramatic treatment effects are so obvious that carefully controlled research is unnecessary, and would usually be regarded as unethical. People may have different definitions of "dramatic" effects.


Examples of dramatic effects include insulin for diabetes, defibrillation for heart attacks, and drainage of an abscess.

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