Table 4

Mean average clinical relevance and newsworthiness ratings for original research by publication type

Number of publicationsAverage relevance (95% CI)Average newsworthiness (95% CI)
A: NIHR HTA reports 2007–2012545.54 (5.34 to 5.74)5.05 (4.88 to 5.22)
B: publications 2007—2012 from NIHR HTA studies included in A465.57 (5.36 to 5.78)4.96 (4.69 to 5.23)
C: non-NIHR HTA publications 2007–201213 3025.27 (5.26 to 5.29)4.77 (4.75 to 4.79)
  • HTA,health technology assessment; NIHR,National Institute for Health Research.