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Infographics in Anesthesiology  |   August 2015
Randomized Controlled Trials vs. Administrative Database Studies
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Jonathan P. Wanderer
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • James P. Rathmell
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
  • Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals.
    Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals.×
  • Dr. Wanderer is funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Anesthesia Quality Institute’s Mentored Research Training Grant – Health Services Research, Schaumburg, Illinois.
    Dr. Wanderer is funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Anesthesia Quality Institute’s Mentored Research Training Grant – Health Services Research, Schaumburg, Illinois.×
  • Address correspondence to Dr. Wanderer: jon.wanderer@vanderbilt.edu.
Article Information
Infographics in Anesthesiology / Ambulatory Anesthesia
Infographics in Anesthesiology   |   August 2015
Randomized Controlled Trials vs. Administrative Database Studies
Anesthesiology 8 2015, Vol.123, A23. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000466947.49905.37
Anesthesiology 8 2015, Vol.123, A23. doi:10.1097/01.anes.0000466947.49905.37
Complex Information for Anesthesiologists Presented Quickly and Clearly
To identify publications by study type, we searched PubMed for publications that used administrative data through the search terms “administrative data,” “Nationwide Emergency Department Sample,” “State Emergency Department Databases,” “national inpatient sample,” “kids inpatient database,” “state inpatient database,” and “state ambulatory surgery and services database.” Randomized controlled trials were identified by the search term “randomized controlled trial.”
Infographic created by Jonathan P. Wanderer, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and James P. Rathmell, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals. Dr. Wanderer is funded by the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, Schaumburg, Illinois, and Anesthesia Quality Institute’s Mentored Research Training Grant – Health Services Research, Schaumburg, Illinois. Address correspondence to Dr. Wanderer: jon.wanderer@vanderbilt.edu.