The over-representation of significant p values in abstracts compared to corresponding full texts: A systematic review of surgical randomized trials

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Background Abstracts are often the only read summaries of research findings, and it is essential that they accurately represent of the contents of the full text of the randomised control trial (RCT). We investigated whether outcomes in surgical trials were selectively reported in abstracts based on their statistical significance. Objective To compare the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2017.07.007

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