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Catalogue of bias: allocation bias

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This article is part of a series of articles featuring the Catalogue of Bias introduced in this volume of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine that describes allocation bias and outlines its potential impact on research studies and the preventive steps to minimise its risk. Allocation bias is a type of selection bias and is relevant to clinical trials of interventions. Knowledge of interventions prior to group allocation can result in systematic differences in important characteristics that could infl...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/ebmed-2017-110882

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-4597-1276
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9079-8006
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
20-21
Publication date:
2018-01-24
Acceptance date:
2017-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2515-4478
ISSN:
2515-446X
Pmid:
29367320
Source identifiers:
822200
Language:
English
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pubs:822200
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uuid:441a6bbf-5dc8-402f-93d7-5cbd718b83bb
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pubs:822200
Deposit date:
2018-03-05

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