Clinical trials with nonblinded outcome assessors have high observer bias A new study of randomized clinical trials found significant observer bias toward a far more beneficial treatment effect in nonblinded trials when the researcher knew the treatment being given to the participant . The analysis is released in CMAJ . ‘Nonblinded assessors of subjective measurement scales outcomes in randomized medical trials tended to generate substantially biased effect sizes,’ writes Dr.

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