Responses

Professional medical writing support and the quality of randomised controlled trial reporting: a cross-sectional study
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • A rapid response is a moderated but not peer reviewed online response to a published article in a BMJ journal; it will not receive a DOI and will not be indexed unless it is also republished as a Letter, Correspondence or as other content. Find out more about rapid responses.
  • We intend to post all responses which are approved by the Editor, within 14 days (BMJ Journals) or 24 hours (The BMJ), however timeframes cannot be guaranteed. Responses must comply with our requirements and should contribute substantially to the topic, but it is at our absolute discretion whether we publish a response, and we reserve the right to edit or remove responses before and after publication and also republish some or all in other BMJ publications, including third party local editions in other countries and languages
  • Our requirements are stated in our rapid response terms and conditions and must be read. These include ensuring that: i) you do not include any illustrative content including tables and graphs, ii) you do not include any information that includes specifics about any patients,iii) you do not include any original data, unless it has already been published in a peer reviewed journal and you have included a reference, iv) your response is lawful, not defamatory, original and accurate, v) you declare any competing interests, vi) you understand that your name and other personal details set out in our rapid response terms and conditions will be published with any responses we publish and vii) you understand that once a response is published, we may continue to publish your response and/or edit or remove it in the future.
  • By submitting this rapid response you are agreeing to our terms and conditions for rapid responses and understand that your personal data will be processed in accordance with those terms and our privacy notice.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

  • Published on:
    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...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.
  • Published on:
    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...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.