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Daniel Spielman (Yale)
ABSTRACT Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are the principal way we estimate the effectiveness of new medications, procedures, policies, and interventions. In a typical medical trial, the subjects are divided into two (or more) groups. One group of subjects is given the new medicine, and the other is given a placebo or old medicine. Randomization is used to ensure that these test and control groups are probably similar and enables us to make statistical statements about the estimated treatment effects. When we know nothing…Find out more »