Each year, Trevor Duke from the Centre for International Child Health at the University of Melbourne compiles annual summaries of the evidence on child and adolescent health derived from randomized or controlled trials in developing countries over the previous year.
The aim is to make this information widely available to paediatricians, nurses, other health workers and administrators in resource poor settings where up-to-date information is hard to find. We hope that this information will be helpful in reviewing treatment policies, clinical practice and public health strategies.
This year 345 trial publications were identified, a record number.
To read more, visit RCTs in child and adolescent health in developing countries 2017-2018
Previous editions (2002-2017) are available at Hospital Care for Children.