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1: Introduction to field trials of health interventions

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    • 1.1: Scope of the book
      In this book, we aim to provide a practical and comprehensive guide to the design and conduct of field trials of health interventions directed against disease problems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our main emphasis is on randomized controlled trials (RCTs), but many of the issues discussed are of relevance to other kinds of field research in LMICs. Published papers reporting the results of intervention trials rarely include details of the practical aspects of preparation for a tr
    • 1.2: Outline of contents
      The chapters of this book can be considered in three main groupings. Chapters 2 through to 13 review issues to consider and steps to be taken before starting a trial. Chapters 14 through to 20 detail the tasks to be carried out during the conduct of a trial, with a focus on data collection.
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