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39 - CONSORT statement I
If the article to be published contains data from a randomized clinical trial, some journals require compliance with the CONSORT, which stands for CONsolidated Standards Of Reporting Trials statement. You may find more information on the CONSORT statement web site. To explain it briefly, the CONSORT statement is an important research tool that adopts an evidence-based approach to improving the quality of reports on randomized trials. The statement is available in six languages and has been endorsed by prominent medical journals, such as The Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Its critical value to researchers, health care providers, peer reviewers, journal editors and health policy makers guarantees the integrity of the research results.