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Table 1 Summary level classifications

From: Statistical methods for the analysis of adverse event data in randomised controlled trials: a scoping review and taxonomy

  Taxonomy of methods
Visual
Articles N = 8
[Methods N = 20]
Hypothesis testing
Articles N = 11
[Methods N = 16]
Estimation
Articles N = 15
[Methods N = 24]
Decision making probabilities
Articles N = 10
[Methods N = 13]
Classification n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Type of event
 Prespecified 0 (0) [0 (0)] 5 (55.6) [7 (58.3)] 0 (0) [0 (0)] 4 (44.4) [5 (41.7)]
 Emerging 8 (22.9) [20 (32.8)] 6 (17.1) [9 (14.8)] 15 (42.9) [24 (39.3)] 6 (17.1) [8 (13.1)]
Time of analysis
 (Group) sequential 0 (0) [0 (0)] 5 (50.0) [6 (50.0)] 0 (0) [0 (0)] 5 (50.0) [6 (50.0)]
 Final/one-analysis 8 (23.5) [20 (32.8)] 6 (17.6) [10 (16.4)] 15 (44.1) [24 (37.5)] 5 (14.7) [7 (11.5)]