superiority trial


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superiority trial

A clinical trial designed to prove that the response to the investigational product is superior to a comparable active agent or placebo control.

superiority trial

A study that directly compares two treatments to see which of them achieves better results.
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When the aim of the study is to show that an experimental (E) treatment is superior to a control (C) treatment, the RCT is called a superiority trial and the associated statistical test is a superiority test.