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Designing a stepped wedge trial: three main designs, carry-over effects and randomisation approaches

  • Andrew J. Copas1Email author,
  • James J. Lewis2,
  • Jennifer A. Thompson1, 3,
  • Calum Davey4,
  • Gianluca Baio5 and
  • James R. Hargreaves4
Trials201516:352

https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-015-0842-7

Received: 1 March 2015

Accepted: 1 July 2015

Published: 17 August 2015

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
MRC London Hub for Trials Methodology Research, MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London
(2)
MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(3)
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(4)
Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(5)
Department of Statistical Science, University College London

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