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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.

The correct answer is C

Randomized trials are best suited to:

A. Provide accurate results.

B. Eliminate confounders.

C. Change practice

The correct answer is B

The most important studies are those that:

A. Quantify risk.

B. Establish a diagnosis.

C. Influence practice.

The correct answer is C

Confounding variables in large databases can be eliminated by propensity matching.

A. Yes

B. No

The correct answer is B

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