RCT stands for randomized controlled trials.

An RCT is a trial in which the subjects (patients) are randomly assigned to one of two groups: one (the experimental group) receiving the treatment that is being tested, and the other (the comparison group or control group) receiving conventional treatment or a sugar pill.

RCT’s are considered to provide the most reliable evidence on the effectiveness of treatments because the processes used during the conduct of an RCT minimize the risk of confounding factors influencing the results. They are considered as the gold standard because they deliver the highest level of evidence, due to their potential to limit all sorts of bias.

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