Clinical trials may lead to conflicting results.
We studied how different ways of reporting results affected physicians' recommendations.
A questionnaire distributed to 148 general practitioners presented results of a clinical trial where a reduction of cardiac events and an increase of mortality was reported.
Results were shown in four different ways-relative risk reduction, absolute risk reduction, percentages of event-free patients, number needing to be treated to prevent an event-as if they derived from different trials.
A fifth presentation was the reduced rate of cardiac events along with the increased rate of mortality.
Physicians were asked to estimate how much they would be willing to prescribe each drug.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin généraliste, Questionnaire, Essai chimique, Italie, Europe, Accord, Prescription médicale, Article synthèse, Interprétation, Efficacité traitement, Rôle professionnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : General practitioner, Questionnaire, Chemical test, Italy, Europe, Agreement, Medical prescription, Review, Interpretation, Treatment efficiency, Occupational role
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0416705
Code Inist : 002B01. Création : 199406.