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Surrogate endpoints and Composite endpoints

When you do a randomised controlled trial, you are supposed to say up front what your endpoint is going to be. For example, if you're studying a new cholesterol-lowering drug, then good endpoints to study would be heart attack, stroke, and death. (Not-so-good endpoints to study would be level of cholesterol. This is the infamous "surrogate endpoints" where we simply …

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