Accuracy of data in abstracts of published research articles.

@article{Pitkin1999AccuracyOD,
  title={Accuracy of data in abstracts of published research articles.},
  author={Roy Macbeth Pitkin and Mark Branagan and Leon F. Burmeister},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 12},
  pages={1110-1}
}
CONTEXT The section of a research article most likely to be read is the abstract, and therefore it is particularly important that the abstract reflect the article faithfully. OBJECTIVE To assess abstracts accompanying research articles published in 6 medical journals with respect to whether data in the abstract could be verified in the article itself. DESIGN Analysis of simple random samples of 44 articles and their accompanying abstracts published during 1 year(July 1, 1996-June 30, 1997… CONTINUE READING

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