Publication bias: the problem that won't go away.

  title={Publication bias: the problem that won't go away.},
  author={Kay Dickersin and Y I Min},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  pages={135-46; discussion 146-8}
Conclusions about the efficacy and safety of medical interventions are based on data presented in the scientific literature. The validity of these conclusions is threatened if publication bias results from investigators or editors making decisions about publishing study results on the basis of the direction or strength of the study findings. This paper reports meta-analyses performed using data from four prospective investigations in which a total of 997 initiated studies were followed to learn… CONTINUE READING

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