In an era when “too much medicine relies on fatally flawed research”, (
Hamilton, 2012) the article entitled “Does the use of an assistive device by nurses impact peripheral intravenous catheter insertion success in children?” (Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2012, 27, 134–143) is a poster child for “when research gets it wrong” (
Hamilton, 2012). In a landmark article in 2005 published in PLoS Med (Public Library of Science Medicine) entitled, “Why most published research findings are false” (
Ioannidis, 2005), the author, Dr. John Ioannidis stated, “There is concern that most current published research findings are false. The probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field.”
- Ioannidis J.P.A.
Why most published research findings are false.
Public Library of Science Medicine. 2005; 2: e124
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- Something doesn’t add up.Stanford May/June. 2012; 3: 50-55
- Why most published research findings are false.Public Library of Science Medicine. 2005; 2: e124
Published online: August 01, 2012
Accepted: July 2, 2012
Received: May 16, 2012
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