Clinical Research Glossary

superiority trial superiority trial


A study to test if a study treatment works better than another treatment for the same condition.

Example of superiority trial in a sentence

One example of a superiority trial would be to test whether a new medicine is better for treating asthma than an existing one.

More Info

Superiority trials are done to find treatment options that work better than those that are already approved for a specific disease or condition.

Other info to think about when joining a study

If you are thinking about joining a superiority trial, it will be a study that looks at whether one treatment works better than another. You should ask any questions you have about the treatments being tested before you consent.

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