This work may not be copied, distributed, displayed, published, reproduced, transmitted, modified, posted, sold, licensed, or used for commercial purposes. By downloading this file, you are agreeing to the publisher’s Terms & Conditions.

Articles

Interpretations and Conclusions in the Clinical Trial

Article Abstract

Interpreting the results of a clinical trial and reaching conclusions are matters of assessing the integrity of the trial’s design and methods and the validity of the findings and drawing inferences to make conclusions that will guide health care decisions; these decisions are the ultimate goal of the clinical trial. This article examines 5 clinical trials of atypical antipsychotic agents with particular attention to aspects of their validity and refers to other articles in this supplement when appropriate. Finally, the Behavioral Health Care Enterprise Model, designed to help systematize the process of drawing inferences and implications from these and other clinical trials and assessing their impact on various sectors of the health care system, is introduced.


Some JCP and PCC articles are available in PDF format only. Please click the PDF link at the top of this page to access the full text.

Related Articles

Volume: 62

Quick Links: Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorders