Publication Bias- A Boon or a Curse
Maintaining the quality of care certainly requires establishing guidelines
and strict adherence. Even though literature has documented evidence of
bias in adherence to guidelines to an extent of 27% of self reports, no data exist for suspected bias in establishing guidelines(1).
This news establishes a literature landmark. Though suspected by many
but refuted by all, guideline establishment bias should be condemned. This
order is a welcome move by a French court.
(1) Alyce. A et al: Evidence of self report bias assessing adherence to
guidelines. International Journal of Quality in Health care 1999: 187-192
Competing interests: No competing interests