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September 2017

Addressing the Challenges for Otolaryngology Research to Inform Patient Care and Outcomes

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri
  • 2Editor, JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • 4Veterans Affairs Outcomes Group, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, White River Junction, Vermont
  • 5Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;143(9):865-868. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0967

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.