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Comparison between treatment effects in a randomised controlled trial and an observational study using propensity scores in primary care.

Abstract:

Background

Although randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered ‘gold standard’ evidence, they are not always feasible or appropriate, and may represent a select population. Observational studies provide a useful alternative to enhance applicability, but results can be biased due to confounding.

Aim

To explore the utility of propensity scores for causal inference in an observational study.

Design and setting

Comparison of the effect of amoxi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.3399/bjgp17x692153

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-0102-3453
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Publisher:
Royal College of General Practitioners Publisher's website
Journal:
British Journal of General Practice Journal website
Volume:
67
Issue:
662
Pages:
e643-e649
Publication date:
2017-08-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-5242
ISSN:
0960-1643
Pmid:
28760739
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:710255
UUID:
uuid:4f9c7a41-c7d0-4aad-a9e5-f0a6ef305836
Local pid:
pubs:710255
Deposit date:
2018-01-12

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