Does a "Level I Evidence" rating imply high quality of reporting in orthopaedic randomised controlled trials?
BMC Medical Research Methodology, September 2006
Rudolf W Poolman, Peter AA Struijs, Rover Krips, Inger N Sierevelt, Kristina H Lutz, Mohit Bhandari
The Levels of Evidence Rating System is widely believed to categorize studies by quality, with Level I studies representing the highest quality evidence. We aimed to determine the reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) published in the most frequently cited general orthopaedic journals.
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