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Delta inflation: a bias in the design of randomized controlled trials in critical care medicine

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Delta inflation: a bias in the design of randomized controlled trials in critical care medicine
Published in
Critical Care, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/cc8990
Pubmed ID
Authors

Scott K Aberegg, D Roxanne Richards, James M O'Brien

Abstract

Mortality is the most widely accepted outcome measure in randomized controlled trials of therapies for critically ill adults, but most of these trials fail to show a statistically significant mortality benefit. The reasons for this are unknown.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Czechia 1 2%
Egypt 1 2%
Spain 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
Unknown 51 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 14 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 14%
Researcher 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 6 11%
Professor 4 7%
Other 12 21%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 67%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Decision Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 5%
Unknown 8 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 May 2021.
All research outputs
#1,062,091
of 21,224,592 outputs
Outputs from Critical Care
#938
of 5,804 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,578
of 202,412 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Critical Care
#1
of 90 outputs
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