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Potential Role of Randomised Control Trial in the Implementation of Evidenced-Based Practice from the Perspective of Diagnostic Imaging
Clinical Medicine Research
Volume 4, Issue 3-1, May 2015, Pages: 5-9
Received: Jan. 30, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 30, 2015; Published: Mar. 2, 2015
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Antwi W. K., Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana
Kyei K. A., Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana
Opoku S. Y., Department of Radiography, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana
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Abstract
Evidence-based practice (EBP) in imaging as in any health profession is to provide quality health care based on clinical governance. This is to ensure that quality care is provided daily based on a credible research evidence. Randomized Control Trial (RCT) has been accepted as the best research design to provide credible evidence of an intervention for patient care and if well conducted. Therefore other research methods need to be developed to provide credible systematic reviews for a wider application. It is clear that this research design has prospects in imaging, however for now imaging guidelines and general consensus of experts will still be preferred as RCTs are gradually being developed in imaging.
Keywords
Evidenced-Based Pactice, RCT, Imaging, Patients manament
To cite this article
Antwi W. K., Kyei K. A., Opoku S. Y., Potential Role of Randomised Control Trial in the Implementation of Evidenced-Based Practice from the Perspective of Diagnostic Imaging, Clinical Medicine Research. Special Issue: Radiographic Practice Situation in a Developing Country. Vol. 4, No. 3-1, 2015, pp. 5-9. doi: 10.11648/j.cmr.s.2015040301.12
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