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CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials

Kenneth F Schulz1*, Douglas G Altman2, David Moher3 and the CONSORT Group

Author affiliations

1 Family Health International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA

2 Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK

3 Ottawa Methods Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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BMC Medicine 2010, 8:18  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-8-18

Published: 24 March 2010

Abstract

The CONSORT statement is used worldwide to improve the reporting of randomised controlled trials. Kenneth Schulz and colleagues describe the latest version, CONSORT 2010, which updates the reporting guideline based on new methodological evidence and accumulating experience.

To encourage dissemination of the CONSORT 2010 Statement, this article is freely accessible on bmj.com and will also be published in the Lancet, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PLoS Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Open Medicine, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, BMC Medicine, and Trials.