sequential trial

Related concept: meta-analysis «A statistical method that allows for ending an experiment as soon as a response with the desired precision is obtained, with each outcome being examined as soon as it occurs and being added to all the previous outcomes. Note: The main advantage of a sequential trial is as follows: 1) it is shorter than a fixed-length trial when there is a large difference in the effectiveness of the interventions being compared

or 2) a trial can be terminated quickly when there is a health risk. Since, with this approach, the assignment of the treatments generally must be known before the study, special methods for the analysis and dissemination of interim results are required.»

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