Matthias Briel, Viktoria Gloy, Benjamin Speich
Status: completed Duration: Feb 2014 - Dec 2016
This study is a matched comparison between discontinued RCTs and completed RCTs. Based on key characteristics of the trials discontinued due to poor recruitment (i.e. patient population, intervention, comparator, and outcome) we will conduct systematic searches of electronic databases to identify similar RCTs that were completed as planned. We will then analyse the pairs of completed and discontinued RCTs for differences in design features, logistics, and trial conduct.