Letters Post-publication review

A tale of woe

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5147 (Published 22 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5147
  1. Fergus R Macbeth, director1
  1. 1Centre for Clinical Practice, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London WC1V 6NA
  1. fergus.macbeth{at}nice.org.uk

    Schriger and Altman show that post-publication review of medical research is inadequate.1

    Some years ago a high impact specialty journal published the results of a randomised controlled trial that I thought was flawed in its methods and data interpretation. I …

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