Randomized controlled trial

Doubts cast on credibility of some published clinical trials: “a remarkable 93 percent of 2235 so-called RCTs published in some Chinese medical journals during 1994 to 2005 was flawed”

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Charlotte Webber charlotte.webber@biomedcentral.com 44-078-253-17342 BioMed Central This release is available in Chinese. Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) are considered the ‘gold standard’ research method for assessing new medical treatments.  But research published in BioMed Central’s… Read More ›

‘Spin’ in media reports of scientific articles: 47% of articles contain ‘Spin”

Contact: Sumrina Yousufzai syousufzai@plos.org 415-568-3164 Public Library of Science Press releases and news stories reporting the results of randomized controlled trials often contain “spin”—specific reporting strategies (intentional or unintentional) emphasizing the beneficial effect of the experimental treatment—but such “spin” frequently… Read More ›