TABLE 17 Characteristics of a Well Designed Trial About Prognosis

Are the results valid? Was a representative sample of patients included in the analysis? Were the patients similar with respect to prognostic risk? Was follow-up sufficiently long and complete? Were objective and unbiased outcome criteria used? What are the results? How likely are the outcomes over time (the cumulative incidence of the outcome)?

What is the precision of the estimates of the outcome of interest? Can the results be applied to patient care? Were the study patients and management styles similar to the patients that you encounter? Did the study account for all important confounders? Can the results be used in the management of patients in your practice?

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