Medical Definition of Randomize

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Reviewed on 9/7/2018

Randomize: To use chance alone to assign or arrange. For example, the investigators may randomize the participants in a clinical trial to different groups in order to compare the outcomes of different treatments.

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Reviewed on 9/7/2018