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Simplifying the Facts of Non-Inferiority Trials: Introduction

Simplifying the facts of non-inferiority trials: Introduction

Prof. Mary Ferrill lists the learning objectives for this lesson and gives a brief introduction.

There are nine objectives for this lesson, including formulating a null hypothesis for a noninferiority (NI) trial, listing the potential outcomes for an NI study design, and defining a type I or type II error in NI study designs.

Besides, If we find plenty of errors in previous superior studies, we are going to find that there will be even more errors in non-inferiority studies.

A CONSORT statement, which means consolidated standards of reporting trials, is the gold standard for randomized controlled trials providing checklists and examples of good and bad studies in each area.

Also, we are given other guidelines for analyzing different types of trials which can be found on the Equator website.

What are the purposes and the key elements of an NI trial?

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