Funding source and the quality of reports of chronic wounds trials: 2004 to 2011

Robert Hodgson, Richard Allen, Ellen Broderick, J Martin Bland, Jo C Dumville, Rebecca Ashby, Sally Bell-Syer, Ruth Foxlee, Jill Hall, Karen Lamb, Mary Teresa Madden, Susan O Meara, Nikki Stubbs, Nicky Cullum

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Critical commentaries suggest that wound care randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are often poorly reported with many methodological flaws. Furthermore, interventions in chronic wounds, rather than being drugs, are often medical devices for which there are no requirements for RCTs to bring products to market. RCTs in wounds trials therefore potentially represent a form of marketing. This study presents a methodological overview of complex wound trials published between 2004 and 2011 and investigates the influence of industry funding on methodological quality.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2014

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