Ten tips for medical writers – for improving your Clinical Documents
- Know the purpose/reader of the document.
- Start with good precursor documents
(CSP for CSR, CSR for summaries etc.).
- Make sure conclusions reflect objectives/aims.
- Use document hierarchy to provide navigation
(TOC, headers, cross-references).
- Check for consistency of technical writing style – terms, formatting, presentation etc.
- Present main messages using tables and graphs – effectively label all parameters.
- Define study/analysis populations – use flow charts to explain patient populations.
- Demonstrate efficacy – how does the treatment benefit the intended patient.
- Explain safety precautions – what is the risk of the treatment, signal among the noise.
- Analyze subgroups with caution due to their lack of statistical power.
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