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Quality Management in Health Care

March 2012, Volume 21 Number 1 , p 4 - 8

Authors

  • Duncan Neuhauser PhD
  • Lloyd Provost MS

Abstract

The headlines shout “medical breakthrough.” The study results are significant. Regulatory approval, billions of dollars in drug sales, publications in high-impact journals, promotions, tenure and fame, all because P < .05. How did the P value get to play such a prominent role in how medicine is practiced?

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