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Title: Treatment outcome studies: pitfalls in curent methods and practice
Authors: LEGRAND, Catherine
SYLVESTER, Richard
DUCHATEAU, Luc
JANSSEN, Paul
Therasse, Patrick
Keywords: Clinical trials
Frailty model
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Citation: European Journal of Cancer, 38(9). p. 1173-1181
Abstract: The objective of a treatment outcome study is to investigate the heterogeneity in outcome between patients according to factors other than treatment, such as country, institution or physician. Results of treatment outcome studies have already been extensively presented in the medical literature. However, no clear methodology has emerged to perform treatment outcome studies and various methods have been used. This paper reviews the different types of questions addressed in treatment outcome studies, the different methodologies and the different endpoints used. Statistical techniques are mainly descriptive including tables, estimates of survival curves, but regression models have also been used. Most of the studies use registry data, while only a few use discharge data or data available from clinical trials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/223
DOI: 10.1016/S0959-8049(02)00085-0
ISI #: 000176491100015
ISSN: 0959-8049
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2003
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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