Discrepancies found between trial results in journals, public registry

Inconsistencies were common between clinical trial results published in “high-impact” journals and on a public clinical trial registry, according to a Yale research team.“Our findings raise questions about accuracy of both ClinicalTrials.gov and publications, as each source’s reported results at times disagreed with the other,” Joseph S. Ross, MD, assistant professor of general internal medicine at Yale University, and colleagues wrote in JAMA. “Further efforts are needed to ensure accuracy of public clinical trial result reporting efforts.”