Might BMJ lead crusade against reporting only relative risks?
(Published 16 August 2011)
Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5210
- James Penston, consultant physician/gastroenterologist1
- 1Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 7BH, UK
Surely enough has been written over the past 20 years to show that the use of relative risk reductions in research publications is nothing but a deception? Yet this misleading measure of efficacy continues to sully the pages of medical journals: McCartney’s article on the polypill draws attention to the …
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