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Table 3 Table of results used to produce figure 4

From: Treatment success in pragmatic randomised controlled trials: a review of trials funded by the UK Health Technology Assessment programme

  NCI Trials reviewed by
Djulbegovic et al
(n = 654 comparisons)
HTA short follow up
(n = 85 comparisons)
HTA short follow up with
2 comparisons for 12 comparison
trial (n = 77)
HTA long term follow up
(n = 85 comparisons)
HTA long term follow up with
2 comparisons for 12 comparison
trial (n = 75)
Classification / category N % n % n % n % n %
1. Statistically significant in favour of control 45 7% 4 5% 4 5% 4 5% 4 5%
2. Statistically significant in favour of new 176 27% 16 19% 15 20% 13 15% 13 17%
3. True negative 12 2% 19 22% 16 21% 18 21% 16 21%
4. Inconclusive in favour of new 84 13% 15 18% 12 16% 21 25% 14 19%
5. Truly inconclusive 218 33% 20 24% 18 24% 19 22% 18 24%
6. Inconclusive in favour of control 119 18% 11 13% 10 13% 10 12% 10 13%
Total 654 100% 85 100% 75 100% 85 100% 75 100%