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Not just a number, the benefit of mixed methods studies: An editorial

Published:December 13, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jgo.2022.11.008
      The vast majority of clinical studies in cancer care utilize quantitative data to answer their hypotheses. Numerical values such as length of survival, time to progression, pain scores, percentages of adverse events, quality of life scores, and even performance status scores and their statistical analyses help researchers and clinicians decide on treatment paradigms. However, what is often lost in those numbers is the patient voice and the humanity behind the statistics.

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