Press Releases by Academic Medical Centers: Not So Academic?

@article{Woloshin2009PressRB,
  title={Press Releases by Academic Medical Centers: Not So Academic?},
  author={Steven Woloshin and Lisa M. Schwartz and Samuel L Casella and Abigail T. Kennedy and Robin J. Larson},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={150},
  pages={613-618}
}
Context News reports often exaggerate the importance of medical research. Contribution The researchers reviewed press releases issued by academic medical centers. They found that many press releases overstated the importance of study findings while underemphasizing cautions that limited the findings' clinical relevance. Caution The researchers did not attempt to see how the press releases influenced actual news stories. Implication Academic center press releases often promote research with… 
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