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BMJ statistical errors

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7463.462 (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:462
  1. Tim J Cole, professor of medical statistics (tim.cole@ich.ucl.ac.uk),
  2. Douglas Altman,
  3. Deborah Ashby,
  4. Mike Campbell,
  5. Jonathan Deeks,
  6. Stephen Evans,
  7. Hazel Inskip,
  8. Julie Morris,
  9. Gordon Murray
  1. Institute of Child Health, University College London WC1N 1EH
  2. ICRF Medical Statistics Group, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Institute of Health Sciences, Oxford OX3 7LF
  3. Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London EC1M 6BQ
  4. ScHARR, Community Services Centre, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU
  5. ICRF Medical Statistics Group
  6. Medical Statistical Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT
  7. Southampton Women's Survey, Southampton SO16 7PX
  8. Education and Research Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester M23 9LT
  9. Medical Statistics, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG.

    EDITOR—Abbasi in his Editor's choice discusses a study that found statistical errors in 25% of papers published by the BMJ in 2001.1 As statistical advisers to the BMJ we aim to improve the quality of published papers by ensuring that their conclusions are consistent with the data. To this end …

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