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American Medical Association

Course Description

Observational research is abundant and influences clinical practice, in part via publication in high-impact journals and dissemination by news media. However, it frequently generates unreliable findings.1[start-highlighting] Inherent methodologic limitations that generate bias and confounding mean that causal inferences cannot reliably be drawn.[end-highlighting] Study limitations may be inadequately acknowledged and accompanied by disclaimers that diminish their importance.2 We assess the reporting of limitations of observational studies published in major internal medicine journals and associated news stories, specifically focusing on inference of causality.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2015-Sep-07
Expiration Date:2018-Sep-07
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$30.00+

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