Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.
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.
Fang C, Huang LYL. Comparison of Meeting Abstracts and Subsequent Articles. JAMA. 2006;296(6):653. doi:10.1001/jama.296.6.653-a