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Table 3 Distribution of clinical outcomes

From: Health services changes: is a run-in period necessary before evaluation in randomised clinical trials?

  Run-in period Main trial
Usual care PhysioDirect Usual care PhysioDirect
Physical function
      Baseline 36.5 (8.9), 486 37.2 (8.9), 975 37.7 (8.6), 743 36.8 (8.9), 1504
      6 months 43.7 (10.6), 320 43.9 (10.8), 613 44.2 (10.8), 629 43.5 (10.9), 1283
Symptoms
      Baseline 3.8 (1.0), 485 3.8 (1.0), 975 3.8 (1.0), 743 3.8 (1.0), 1504
      6 months 2.2 (1.4), 317 2.3 (1.4), 610 2.4 (1.4), 518 2.4 (1.4), 1033
  1. Mean (standard deviation), number of patients.