Medical journals

Reading the medical literature – that is, articles reporting studies of various aspects of health and disease – can be enlightening.  It’s how we docs keep up with new knowledge and progress, after all, but it can also be frustrating – for ex
“Health systems and payers eager to trim costs think the answer lies in a small group of patients who account for more spending than anyone else.
It is a widely held belief that journals favor studies with positive findings, so what are authors to do when their conclusions are not “statistically significant?”  They use word craft to spin their report of nothing into something.
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