Eight years ago, Chalmers and Glasziou1 estimated that nearly 85% of the public and private monies spent on biomedical research were wasted because of inadequately produced and reported research, thereby slowing improvement in patient care. There have been significant efforts made to remedy these issues, yet they persist because the underlying problems have not been corrected.
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