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August 9, 2006

Comparison of Meeting Abstracts and Subsequent Articles

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Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;296(6):653. doi:10.1001/jama.296.6.653-a

To the Editor: In their study evaluating the degree of consistency between meeting abstract and subsequent full-length journal article, Dr Toma and colleagues1 found discrepancies between the efficacy estimate for the primary outcome in 60 (41%) of the 148 randomized controlled trials. This highlights the need for scrutiny of the quality of information from randomized controlled trials.

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