Letters Access to clinical trial data

Data monitoring committees and selective outcome reporting

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d635 (Published 01 February 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d635
  1. Joseph Y Ting, clinical senior lecturer1
  1. 1Division of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4067, Australia
  1. jysting{at}uq.edu.au

Selective outcome reporting leading to biased treatment and adverse effect estimates could be discerned by independent re-evaluation of full outcome data that are made publicly available after publication of a clinical trial.1 However, it would be more efficient to use data monitoring committees to do this …

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