Who are we
Formed in 2003 the Bristol based Clinical Trials and Evaluation Unit (CTEU) has grown from a handful of talented individuals to over forty professionals, broadly split across six specialist teams. The unit is hosted in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bristol.
We carry out
- Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) and observational studies to evaluate and quantify the effects of treatments and risk factors in patients with cardiovascular disease
- Methodological research to improve the way in which evaluations are conducted
RCTs are used to evaluate the effects of new treatments compared to existing ones, when patients are allocated randomly to alternative treatments. Observational studies are used to identify and investigate risk factors for complications and poor long-term outcome after treatment.