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Discussion sections in reports of controlled trials published in general medical journals.

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CONTEXT: Reliable interpretation of the results of a controlled trial entails setting its results in the context of similar research. A previous study showed that most reports of controlled trials published in 5 general medical journals in May 1997 were deficient in this respect. We assessed the extent to which reports of controlled trials published in the same 5 journals discussed new results in light of the totality of evidence from other controlled trials. METHODS: Assessment of the discus...

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10.1001/jama.287.21.2799

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
Alderson, P More by this author
Chalmers, I More by this author
Journal:
JAMA
Volume:
287
Issue:
21
Pages:
2799-2801
Publication date:
2002-06-05
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EISSN:
1538-3598
ISSN:
0098-7484
URN:
uuid:d3977f8c-dc74-472a-ad97-b3931ff286e0
Source identifiers:
49411
Local pid:
pubs:49411

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