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In Randomised Control Trials (RCT), researchers administer an intervention on a randomly selected group and then compare the results with the situation before or with a 'control' group. Its proponents argue that it is essential for policy to become more evidencebased, and that RCTs test long-held, often faulty, assumptions. TOI-Crest brings you five Important RCTs.
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