Chapter 71. Publishing Interventional Cardiology Research
Which of the following papers likely receive the highest priority?
A. A retrospective registry of 50,000 patients collected over 15 years.
B. A randomized trial of 24 patients examining clinical outcomes.
C. A pooled analysis of four moderate-sized trials using patient specific data.
Randomized trials are best suited to:
A. Provide accurate results.
B. Eliminate confounders.
The most important studies are those that:
B. Establish a diagnosis.
Confounding variables in large databases can be eliminated by propensity matching.