Fraud and systematic reviews

A Cochrane review of computer or web-based packages intended to change patient behaviour claimed (wrongly) that such interventions were bad for patients [2]. Within hours of this being trumpeted around the media, it was discovered that the review was incorrect because the authors had entered their data the wrong way round; the true conclusion was exactly the opposite of that originally claimed [3].For full article, go to Anesthesia, 2010, 65; pp. 325-30.

 

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