Outcomes not justified by dataBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3974 (Published 05 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d3974
- Itsuki Miura, specialty registrar anaesthetics1,
- Krzysztof Kurzatkowski, specialty registrar anaesthetics1,
- Richard Griffiths, consultant anaesthetist1
- 1Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
Kuper and colleagues’ non-randomised before and after project merely tries to reproduce the outcomes of previous randomised trials.1 To create a study that does not advance knowledge of goal directed fluid treatment in major surgery seems to be nonsensical.
Although this study is billed as a quality improvement report, …