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Dale Lehman

Can you provide more detail on the author that examined the 500 RCTs? I find it hard to believe that someone attempted to get the data from 500 different RCTs - when I try to get such data, each attempt is rather time consuming. Further, I find it hard to believe that they successfully got data from 150 of these RCTs. My success rate is much closer to 0% than to 30% - in fact, it is quite rare to get the data. So, I have doubts about this - and, more importantly, am especially interested in finding out more about this particular study.

Kaiser

DL: The researchers were interviewed for the Nature article (the link is above). This is the 500-study paper:

Carlisle, "False individual patient data and zombie randomized controlled trials submitted to Anaesthesia" (link)


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