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fair comparisons of treatments

Studies designed, conducted, reported and interpreted to minimize bias and the play of chance in measuring treatment effects

Full explanation:

Fair tests of treatments are evaluations designed to minimize the risk of being misled by systematic errors (biases), or the play of chance. We refer to these as “fair comparisons” to avoid confusion with diagnostic tests, and to emphasize that fair tests of treatments always involve a comparison with some other treatment (or withholding a treatment).

See also:

bias  ·  play of chance  ·  study  ·  treatment comparison

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