…And While Talking about Culture and Misbehaviour

A recent Lancet editorial addresses the retraction by BioMed Central of 42 articles published by medical researchers in China.[1] The fraudulent articles emanate from prestigious centres in many parts of the country. This information furnishes a possible explanation for the finding that effectiveness studies that provide null results in North America often provide positive results in China.[2]

— Richard Lilford, CLAHRC WM Director

References:

  1. The Lancet. China’s medical research integrity questioned. Lancet. 2015; 385:1365.
  2. Hartley LC, Girling AJ, Bowater RJ, Lilford RJ. A multi-study analysis investigating systematic differences in cardiovascular trial results between Europe and Asia. J Epidemiol Comm H. [ePub].
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