Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: We share the concerns expressed by
Dr McNutt and colleagues. The uncertainty surrounding the CI (ie, slightly
narrower than it should be in some cases) might be indeed the trade-off between
simplicity and precision. Methods that can provide more precise estimate,
yet are user-friendly, would be ideal.
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