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Table 1 Study type of the presented abstract at the BURNS annual meeting 2000 and 2008

From: Quality of reporting according to the CONSORT, STROBE and Timmer instrument at the American Burn Association (ABA) annual meetings 2000 and 2008

  2000 2008
  oral % poster % p oral % poster % p
RCT 9 7 4 3 0.268 7 5 2 2 0.325
non RCT 87 63 74 61 0.755 101 66 68 68 0.927
   Observational 77 56 47 39 0.006* 98 64 64 64 0.939
   Other (Video, Case report, Systematical Review, Describing op/new technik) 10 7 27 22 < 0.001* 3 2 4 4 -
Experimental 42 30 39 32 0.478 44 29 30 30 0.727
Drop Out 0 0 4 3 0.046* - - - - -
Total 138   121    152   100   
  1. RCT: Randomized-controlled trial, Non-RCT: non-randomized controlled trial
  2. * Statistically significant (p < 0.05)
  3. Drop out: These abstracts were marked in the burns annual meeting abstract-book as "drop out" and were deleted.