Report on proposal to form a clinical trial unit of the Copenhagen health services

Christian Gluud
Institute of Preventive Medicine
Copenhagen Health Services
Kommunehospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

November 1993

'To be free of large random errors trials must be large; for trials to be large, busy clinicians must be willing to enter their patients into them; therefore, trials should be designed to minimise the amount of paper to be read and forms to be filled in, and to make the management of trial patients deviate as little as possible from normal clinical practice with all its intuitive judgements and fuzzy edges. Thus, trials should generate the least possible amount of extra work for hard-pressed clinicians'.

From The European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST),
Neurosciences Trials Unit, Edinburgh, UK


Download the report on the proposal to establish the CTU in full text here.

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Christian Gluud, M.D., Dr.Med.Sci.

Copenhagen Trial Unit
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