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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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Medical Journals Can Be Less Biased

Medical Journals Can Be Less Biased

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(p.103) 7 Medical Journals Can Be Less Biased
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Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions
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J. A. Muir Gray

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016032.003.0007

The quality of medical research depends on the use of structured protocols. Problems associated with poor quality research reports range from poor design to improper management or irrelevant research. Structured protocols have been shown to improve reporting, yet implementation and adherence remain major issues for those who fund research as well as for those who publish the results. In addition, the peer-review process used in research selection and publication contains flaws that must be addressed. Priority needs to be given to systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials, as these yield higher quality, stronger evidence than the report of any single controlled trial.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, peer review, randomized controlled trials reporting bias, reporting of clinical research, research bias, structured protocols

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