Cleaning Up Medical Research

Published in: Health Affairs, Volume 36, Issue 11 (November 2017), pages 2028-2029. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.1040

Posted on RAND.org on November 10, 2017

by Jakub P. Hlavka

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Trial and error have been part of the scientific method for centuries. Unfortunately, avoidable errors in biomedical research — estimated to result in a waste of tens of billions of dollars in the United States alone every year — have profound consequences for researchers and patients alike. This is Richard Harris's key message in his new book, Rigor Mortis.

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