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Ontario Public Drug Programs

Glossary – V

This glossary provides brief explanations of terms used in the Ontario Public Drug Programs web pages. To access a term definition, select the appropriate letter from the alphabet below.

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Validity

The soundness or rigour of a study. A study is internally valid if the way it is designed and carried out results in unbiased results and  an accurate estimate of the effect  being measured. A study is externally valid if its results are applicable to people encountered in regular clinical practice.

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