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Financial competing interests were associated with favorable conclusions and greater author productivity in nonsystematic reviews of neuraminidase inhibitors

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, December 2016
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Title
Financial competing interests were associated with favorable conclusions and greater author productivity in nonsystematic reviews of neuraminidase inhibitors
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Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, December 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.07.010
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Adam G. Dunn, Xujuan Zhou, Joel Hudgins, Diana Arachi, Kenneth D. Mandl, Enrico Coiera, Florence T. Bourgeois

Abstract

To characterise the conclusions and production of non-systematic reviews about neuraminidase inhibitors relative to financial competing interests held by the authors. We searched for articles about neuraminidase inhibitors and influenza (January 2005 to April 2015), identifying non-systematic reviews and grading them according to the favourable/non-favourable presentation of evidence on safety and efficacy. We recorded financial competing interests disclosed in the reviews and from other articles written by their authors. We measured associations between competing interests, author productivity, and conclusions. Among 213 non-systematic reviews, 138 (65%) presented favourable conclusions. Financial competing interests were identified for 26% (137/532) of authors; 51% (108/213) of reviews were associated with a financial competing interest. Reviews produced exclusively by authors with financial competing interests (33%; 71/213) were more likely to present favourable conclusions than reviews with no competing interests (RR 1.27; 95% CI 1.03-1.55). Authors with financial competing interests published more articles about neuraminidase inhibitors than their counterparts. Half of non-systematic reviews about neuraminidase inhibitors included an author with a financial competing interest. Reviews produced exclusively by these authors were more likely to present favourable conclusions, and authors with financial competing interests published a greater number of reviews.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 18 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 3 17%
Librarian 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 2 11%
Student > Master 2 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 6%
Other 3 17%
Unknown 5 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 33%
Psychology 2 11%
Social Sciences 2 11%
Decision Sciences 1 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 December 2016.
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#1,345,026
of 15,246,528 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
#495
of 3,019 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,104
of 265,909 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
#11
of 58 outputs
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