Publication Bias

Rabia Hussain, Mohamed Azmi Hassali, Mahendra Patel, Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

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Publication bias arises when the likelihood of publishing a study is based on the outcome of the study. It appears to be a common problem and can mislead in several ways including interventions based on such studies, making the outcome appear greater than actual, thus undermining the credibility of the scientific literature. This chapter highlights the impact of publication bias in health science and pharmacy practice research. The chapter also outlines various methods to detect and tackle the challenges to overcome publication bias.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127360
ISBN (Print)9780128127353
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2019


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