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Table 6 Reporting of control vs. experimental interventions

From: Research waste in diagnostic trials: a methods review evaluating the reporting of test-treatment interventions

Trial characteristic Control (N = 105) Experimental (N = 119) Total (N = 224)
>2 components reported (%) >2 components reported (%) >2 components reported (%)
Test type:
 Biochemical 3 (30) 10 (40) 13 (37)
 Biopsy 0 (−) 1 (50) 1 (33)
 Clinical 2 (11) 6 (43) 8 (25)
 Electrophysiology 2 (29) 1 (10) 3 (18)
 Imaging (all) 6 (17) 17 (34) 23 (27)
   Endoscopy 2 (14) 5 (45) 7 (28)
   Radiology 4 (19) 12 (31) 16 (27)
 No test 12 (86) 4 (100) 16 (89)
 Standard Care 1 (10) 0 (−) 1 (10)
 Telemedicine 0 (−) 0 (−) 0 (−)
 Multiple 2 (25) 2 (17) 4 (20)
Care sector:
 Emergency 3 (25) 5 (42) 8 (33)
 Primary 4 (36) 10 (56) 14 (48)
 Secondary 9 (20) 12 (24) 21 (22)
 Tertiary 12 (43) 13 (43) 25 (43)
 Multiple 0 (−) 1 (13) 1 (6)
Total 28 (27) 41 (34) 69 (31)
  1. Table presents counts of the number of individual interventions for which 3 or more test-treatment components were reported