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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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The glut of information

The glut of information

(p.26) 7 The glut of information
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1989 commentary on the growing number of medical articles being published each year. It considers the question of how readers can cope with this unprecedented glut of data. It cites editors' rising concerns over the failure of the time-honoured peer review process to control the quality of published information.

Keywords:   medical articles, medical research, peer review, medical journals

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