Visual data: a new tool to improve the presentation of clinical trial results

Raphael Mendes Ritti-Dias Marilia de Almeida Correia Breno Quintella Farah About the authors

ABSTRACT

Randomized controlled trials are known to be the best tool to determine the effects of an intervention; however, most healthcare professionals are not able to adequately understand the results. In this report, concepts, applications, examples, and advantages of using visual data as a complementary tool in the results section of original articles are presented. Visual simplification of data presentation will improve general understanding of clinical research.

Keywords:
Randomized controlled trials as topic; Biostatistics; Data display; Non-randomized controlled trials as topic

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