The Cochrane Schizophrenia Group

Measuring the Outcomes of trials

By Mark Fenton, CSzG Editor and Editor for Database of Uncertainties about the Effects of Treatments (DUETs)

The job I get paid to do is as Editor of a database about things we know we don’t know (UK DUETS – http://www.library.nhs.uk/duets/) and one of the fields in a UK DUETs entry is to record the outcomes which should be addressed if the uncertainty should be taken up for future research.

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I think it might be fair to say that I have spent a lot of time in the past seven years thinking about outcomes that should be measured in all sorts of trials, not just trials for those with schizophrenia. Read the rest of this entry »

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