A CONSORT statement for pilot trials
Mike Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Medical Statistics
ScHARR, The University of Sheffield
The CONSORT statement for pilot trials appeared in the BMJ this October. The speaker was one of the team that developed it. The talk will cover what pilot trials are, why a CONSORT statement was needed, and the history of the project. The rather tortuous procedures required to get CONSORT approval will be discussed, and also some key points in the actual statement.