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There is no clear definition of what a modified intention-to-treat analysis is, and descriptions of these analyses vary greatly from study to study.
Studies that report modified intention-to-treat analyses often have industry funding and authors' conflicts of interest, and might have a higher risk of bias than studies that report an intention-to-treat analysis, due to disruption of the baseline equivalence established by random allocation and reporting bias.
Because modified intention-to-treat analysis is an ambiguous term, we recommend against using it.
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