volume 39, issue 2, P91-92 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2010.11.001
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Karsten Knobloch, Uzung Yoon, Peter M. Vogt

Abstract: Publication bias is a major problem in evidence based medicine. As well as positive outcome studies being preferentially published or followed by full text publication authors are also more likely to publish positive results in English-language journals. This unequal distribution of trials leads to a selection bias in evidence l level studies, like systematic reviews, meta-analysis or health technology assessments followed by a systematic failure of interpretation and in clinical decisions. Publication bias in…

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