Letters Financial ties that might bind

Delve deeper to find the links

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39450.701262.3A (Published 10 January 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:59
  1. John H Noble Jr, emeritus professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
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  1. jhnoble{at}verizon.net

    The finding by Yank et al of no connection between results in meta-analyses and financial ties is surprising,1 given the greater deficiencies for reporting of harm outcomes among trials that were solely funded by industry (median 56% per trial) than among trials that were not (27%).2 Evidently the Oxman-Guyatt measure of scientific quality of research reviews used by Yank et al cannot capture discrepancies in original …

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