Inadequate description of placebo and sham controls in a systematic review of recent trials
Background Poorly described placebo/sham controls make it difficult to appraise active intervention benefits and harms. The 12‐item Template for Intervention Description and Replication (TIDieR) checklist was developed to improve the reporting of active interventions. The extent to which TIDieR has been used to improve description of placebo or sham control is not known.Expand abstract
Materials and methods We systematically identified and examined all placebo/sham‐controlled randomised trials p...
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