“A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research” by Altman DG and Simera I (2015)
Altman DG, Simera I (2015). A history of the evolution of guidelines for reporting medical research: the long road to the EQUATOR Network.
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“Concern about the quality of medical research has been expressed intermittently over a century, and quality about reports of research for almost as long. At last, in the 1990s, serious international efforts began to promote better reporting of medical research. The emergence of the EQUATOR Network has been both a result and a cause of the progress that is being made.
This James Lind Library article has been republished in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2016;109:67-77 “