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Intention to treat
The principle of an ‘intention to treat’ analysis is that the participants in a randomised trial are analysed in the group to which they were randomised, regardless of what treatment they received. So, in a hypothetical trial of salbutamol versus aminophylline infusion for severe asthma, regardless of what the child has got, they are placed in their …
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