Users' guide to detecting misleading claims in research: Misleading claims may be symptom of even more serious flaws

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7483.145 (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:145
  1. James Penston, consultant physician (James.Penston@nig.nhs.uk)
  1. Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BH

    EDITOR—Montori et al justifiably draw attention to misleading claims in published clinical trials.1 This is a serious and common problem.2 3 However, I object to their radical proposal that only the methods and results sections should be read, while the remainder of the paper should be ignored.

    The …

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