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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better DecisionsEnvisioning Health Care 2020$
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Gerd Gigerenzer and J.A. Muir Gray

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016032

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.001.0001

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Reporting of Research

Reporting of Research

Are We in for Better Health Care by 2020?

(p.83) 6 Reporting of Research
Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions

Holger Schünemann

Davina Ghersi

Julia Kreis

Gerd Antes

Jean Bousquet

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Logical arguments support the view that complete, transparent, and objective reporting of research results avoids systematic error, misinformation, and unrealistic expectations. Evidence about publication bias (selective publication of research results on the basis of the obtained results), selective outcome reporting bias (reporting on outcomes research depending on the obtained results), increased demand for information by consumers, and ethical considerations supports these logical arguments. Should there be a requirement to publish or report all results? If so, who or what should require the results to be published? What protocols and standards exist for publication and reporting, and how can they help to address the problem? Is the problem solvable? We conclude by summarizing whether the current suggestions are real solutions.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, reporting of clinical research, communication strategies, reporting bias, regulatory agencies, publication bias

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