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Publication type: Journal Article

Pickett FA
Misrepresentation of Scientific Studies Misleads Professional Caregivers
Dentition 2012 Feb; 1:(1):14-19
http://www.thedentition.com/ojs/index.php/dent/article/view/3/19


Abstract:

Oral health professionals are scientists, and are expected by patients to use science as a basis for answering clinical
questions, and for developing treatment plans based on reliable science. Patients expect to receive transparent
and accurate information regarding oral health. It is the obligation of oral healthcare professionals to be a reliable
resource. This cannot occur if the clinician does not understand how to assess the reliability of clinical study design
nor to interpret statistical information. This article presents examples of misrepresentations of product information to
illustrate this disturbing action. Basic information on applied statistical science are defined.

Keywords:
Evidence based science, bias, study design

 

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What these howls of outrage and hurt amount to is that the medical profession is distressed to find its high opinion of itself not shared by writers of [prescription] drug advertising. It would be a great step forward if doctors stopped bemoaning this attack on their professional maturity and began recognizing how thoroughly justified it is.
- Pierre R. Garai (advertising executive) 1963