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Estimation of treatment preference effects in clinical trials when some participants are indifferent to treatment choice

  • Stephen D. Walter1Email author,
  • Robin M. Turner2,
  • Petra Macaskill3,
  • Kirsten J. McCaffery3 and
  • Les Irwig3
BMC Medical Research MethodologyBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:29

Received: 16 August 2016

Accepted: 2 February 2017

Published: 20 February 2017

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Original Submission
16 Aug 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
25 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Diane Uschner
25 Nov 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tolulope Sajobi
15 Dec 2016 Author responded Author comments - Stephen Walter
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Dec 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Stephen Walter
Resubmission - Version 3
11 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
2 Feb 2017 Editorially accepted
20 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12874-017-0304-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney,, Australia
Screening and Test Evaluation Program, Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia