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futility analysis 

EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE, STATISTICS

A term of art for a type of interim analysis of accumulating data from a clinical trial, which assesses whether a therapeutic intervention under study is better than the control intervention.

If the intervention being studied is not better—based on objective criteria established at trial onset—then the trial is ended for futility

Reference http://onbiostatistics.blogspot.com/2012/03/futility-analysis-in-clinical-trials.html  

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