Reference of this article: Colaboración Cochrane. Improving the Quality of Reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Consort Statement. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2000;2:599-608.
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Improving the Quality of Reporting of Randomized Controlled Trials. The CONSORT
This summary corresponds to the translation into Spanish of the Special Communication
published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in August 1996, along with the
editorial published in the same issue `How to report Randomized Controlled Trials. The
Consort Statement`. It describes the Consolidated Standars for Preparation of Controlled
Clinical Trials, prepared by a work group made up of members of the SORT Group and of the
Asilomar Work Group, along with the editor of a magazine and the author of the report on a
clinical trial. The work was carried out by means of a Delphy process and the result was a check
list and a process diagram. The check list is made up of 21 items that mainly refer to methods,
results and discussions on the report of a controlled clinical trial, identifying the necessary information
in order to be able to evaluate the internal and external value of the report, judging the
improvement to be positive for the patient, the editors and the reviewers of the magazines.
Keywords● Controlled Clinical Trial ● Delphy Method ● Work Group