January 11, 2010
Can We Trust The Results Of Research Done On Children?
Can we trust the results of research done on children?
Flawed medical research could lead to children receiving treatment that either doesn't work or is harmful.
In a paper recently published in the British Medical Journal Hartling says some faulty research factors contributing to bias include selective reporting, inappropriate influence by the study sponsor or missing data.
Hartling and her colleagues are using their study results as part of an international effort to develop guidelines on improving child-related research.
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