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Professional medical writing support and the quality of randomised controlled trial reporting: a cross-sectional study
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    Medical writing support plays an important role in raising the quality of clinical trial reporting
    • Christopher C. Winchester, Managing Director
    • Other Contributors:
      • William T Gattrell, Sally Hopewell, Kate Young, Paul Farrow, Richard White, Elizabeth Wager

    We thank Tom Lang for his interest in our paper (Professional medical writing support and the quality of randomised controlled trial reporting: a cross-sectional study) [1,2]. We are pleased that Mr Lang agrees with us on the need for serious research into the value of medical writing. Our study used robust methodology to address exactly that. We applied independent and well-accepted measures to assess the quality of repor...

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    Response to Gattrell et al., Professional Medical Writing Support and the Quality of Randomised Controlled Trial Reporting: A Cross-Sectional Study

    I read with interest the study by Gattrell et al., Professional Medical Writing Support and the Quality of Randomised Controlled Trial Reporting: A Cross-Sectional Study.[1] As a medical-technical writer/editor for more than 40 years, I was pleased to see such serious research into the value of medical writing.

    The authors conclude that "the enhanced reporting seen in industry-funded trials may be attributable...

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