Antman EM, Lau J, Kupelnick B, Mosteller F, Chalmers TC (1992)

A comparison of results of meta-analyses of randomized control trials and recommendations of clinical experts. JAMA 268:240-248.
The 1992 comparison of textbook recommendations with the results of clinical trials reported by Elliott Antman, Joseph Lau, Bruce Kupelnick, Frederick Mosteller and Thomas Chalmers showed that patients had died avoidably because textbooks had not reviewed reliable research evidence systematically.

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Acknowledgements

The editors are grateful to:

JAMA for making a toll free link to the pdf of this article available (email to Iain Chalmers from Annette Flanagin, 29 August 2014).