They are dependent on prominent journals to be vigilant against distortion in a fashion most would find excessive. JAMA, with a qualified circulation in excess of 300,000 and one of the highest impact factors in medicine, should be one of those gatekeepers.
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We need to expect and demand better of these respected institutions to better reflect their mission “to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.”
Dr. Radecki is an emergency physician and AHRQ Patient Safety and Quality Fellow. He blogs at Emergency Medicine Literature of Note and can be found on Twitter @emlitofnote.