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Assessing quality of economic submissions to the BMJ

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7001.393c (Published 05 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:393
  1. Tom Jefferson,
  2. Vittorio Demicheli,
  3. Vikki Entwistle
  1. Public health physician Army Medical Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Keogh Barracks, Ash Vale, Hampshire GU12 5RR
  2. Visiting professor Medical Statistics Institute, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy Research fellow NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO1 5DD
  3. Research fellow NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York YO1 5DD

    EDITOR,--Health economics literature has increased exponentially in the past 10 years.1 Some authors have expressed concern at the variability of its quality2 3 and the absence of written policies on economic submissions.4 We report the results of a pilot study to investigate the BMJ's practices concerning peer review of economic articles and the desirability of criteria for economic submissions.

    To assess the difference between accepted and rejected economic manuscripts …

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