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Cochrane reviews v industry supported meta-analyses: Has Cochrane really achieved its goals?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 26 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:916
  1. Marko Tostad, epidemiologist (
  1. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY 10029, USA

    EDITOR—I am amazed that the BMJ chose to publish this review, given its small sample size yet broad conclusions.1 I believe that if the results had been in the other direction it would be less likely to have been published.

    It is true that Cochrane reviews report specific items more thoroughly than journal based reviews. However, much of this is due to the …

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