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Money, Method and Medical Research


It's sometimes useful to start with a quiz, even if it seems irrelevant to the issues at hand. Suppose you have to organize a tennis tournament with, say, 1025 players. Match winners will go on to the next round while losers bow out until all have been eliminated except, of course, the final champion. Your problem is this: How many matches must you book for this tournament?

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Deborah E. Barnes & Lisa A. Bero (1998) “Why Review Articles on the Health Effects of Passive Smoking Reach Different Conclusions”, Journal of the American Medical Association, 279 (19), 1566–70

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HT Stelfox (1998) “Conflict of Interest in the Debate over Calcium-Channel Antagonists,” New England Journal of Medicine, vol 338, no 2 (Jan.8), 101–06.

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