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Endpoint The endpoint of a clinical trial is a pre-defined event: for instance, the occurrence of a disease, the occurrence of a symptom, or a particular laboratory result. The endpoints used in a trial must be defined and documented as part of the trial protocol.
See also: www.eupati.eu/glossary/endpoint.


Efficacy The ability of a treatment to provide a beneficial effect (a positive benefit/risk ratio) when studied in a clinical trial.
Seee also: www.eupati/eu/glossary/efficacy

EPAR An European Public Assessment Report (EPAR) is a series of documents produced for all medicines where marketing authorisation is sought through the centralised procedure at the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
See also: www.eupatie/eu/glossary/european-public-assessment-report/


Epidemiology The study of diseases: how they are caused, how they are spread, and how they are controlled or cured.


Estimate Inferences about a population, based on information obtained from a sample.