Table 3

Frequency of favourability of results and conclusions if there is a pertinent conflict of interest

Review outcomeNo financial conflict of interestFinancial conflict of interestFisher’s exact
Favourability of results
 Results Favour Treatment Group2014p=0.138
 Results are Mixed/Inconclusive2541
 Results Favour Placebo or Control Group1314
Favourability of Discussion/Conclusions
 Discussion Favours Treatment Group2726p=0.822
 Discussion is Mixed/Inconclusive2027
 Discussion Favours Placebo or Control Group1116