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The maturation of randomised controlled trials in mental health: review article

Graham Thornicroft

Abstract


The aims of this paper are: (i) to give an overview of the use and maturation of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in mental health services research, (ii) to indicate areas in which mental health may present particular challenges, and (iii) to outline necessary steps to strengthen the capacity to conduct better quality randomised controlled trails.

South African Psychiatry Review Vol.7(2) 2004: 15-16, 20-21



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajpsy.v7i2.30161
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