Power, daar kun je nooit genoeg van krijgen

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30-03-2018
Rolf H.H. Groenwold, Maarten van Smeden en Olaf M. Dekkers

Power, you can never have enough of it

  • In randomised trials on the effects of a medical treatment, the power of the trial corresponds to the conditional probability that the conclusion of the trial will be that the treatment is effective, given a certain treatment effect.
  • The time to consider the power of a trial is before conducting the study, to ensure that the design of the trial is such that there is a reasonable chance of demonstrating a clinically relevant effect.

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