Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility.
Freeman, Alexandra LJ
Spiegelhalter, David J
Springer Science and Business Media LLC
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Freeman, A. L., & Spiegelhalter, D. J. (2018). Communicating health risks in science publications: time for everyone to take responsibility.. BMC Med, 16 (1), 207. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1194-4
Research that is poorly communicated or presented is as potentially damaging as research that is poorly conducted or fraudulent. Recent examples illustrate how the problem often lies with researchers, not press officers or journalists. The quest for publication and 'impact' must not outweigh the importance of accurate representation of science; herein, we suggest steps that researchers, journalists and press officers can take to help ensure this.
Absolute risk, Alcohol, Practical significance, Press release, Relative risk, Risk communication, Ethics, Research, Health Communication, Humans, Publications, Publishing, Research, Research Design
David & Claudia Harding Foundation & Winton Charitable Trust
David And Claudia Harding Foundation (unknown)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1194-4
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286407
Attribution 4.0 International
Licence URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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