A Practical Guide to Cluster Randomised Trials in Health Services Research by Sally Kerry
Wiley; 1 edition | February 20, 2012 | English | ISBN: 0470510471 | 298 pages | PDF | 1 MB
Cluster randomised trials are trials in which groups (or clusters) of individuals are randomly allocated to different forms of treatment. In health care, these trials often compare different ways of managing a disease or promoting healthy living, in contrast to conventional randomised trials which randomise individuals to different treatments, classically comparing new drugs with a placebo. They are increasingly common in health services research. This book addresses the statistical, practical, and ethical issues arising from allocating groups of individuals, or clusters, to different interventions.