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Table 2 Characteristics of Published Orthopaedic Trauma Trials

From: Comparison of published orthopaedic trauma trials following registration in Clinicaltrials.gov

  No. (%) of Articles
  Industry Government Neither
  (n = 14) (n = 4) (n = 19)
Number of Registered Trials 14/37 4/37 19/37
Trials Published 6 1 9
   Interim Publications 1 0 3
NCT ID Reported in Publication (%) 3 (42.8) 1 (100) 7 (58.3)
Major Outcome Measure Discrepancies 1 (14.2) 0 3 (25)
Primary Outcome Not Labelled in 1 0 1
Publication
   Secondary Outcome Not Labelled in 0 0 2
Publication    
Discrepancies Favouring Statistically 0 0 0
Significant Results    
Major Sample Size Changes (%)* 3 (42.8) 0 6 (50)
Trial Type    
   Interventional RCT 6 (100) 1 (100) 9 (100)
  1. Characteristics of trials conducted in North America, Europe and New Zealand registered on CTG, classified by funding source
  2. *defined as ± 6% of the sample size listed on CTG