by Peter G. Smith,; Richard H. Morrow & David A. Ross
Oxford University Press – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2015
479 pp. 6.4 MB
Over the last several decades, an increasing number of large field trials have been conducted successfully in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and have provided information critical to the assessment of the likely health impact of potential interventions. With a few exceptions, descriptions of the detailed procedures and methods that were essential for the conduct of successful trials are not published. A consequence of this is that those planning field trials have few practical guidelines available to them, and investigators have to design a study, often with little access to the knowledge and experience that has been accumulated previously. The intention of this manual is to go some way towards filling this gap in the literature.