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Glossary of Terms

We know that many of the concepts used on this site can be difficult to understand. For that reason, we have provided you with a glossary to help you make sense of the terms used in Comparative Effectiveness Research. Every word that is defined in this glossary should appear highlighted throughout the Web site. When you come upon a highlighted term and would like to read the full definition, you can either click on the word to visit the glossary or roll your mouse over the word for a pop-up definition.

 

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Evidence Table

Definition: A summary of the most important information from a group of research studies. An evidence table can include information on the number of participants in the research trials and the type and frequency of adverse events that participants had while taking the drugs being studied.

Example: For example, evidence tables that contain information on the efficacy and safety of different treatments are included in systematic reviews.

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