JAMA Netw Open 2022 Jun 1;5(6):e2218337. Epub 2022 Jun 1.
Institute of Medical Informatics, Biometry, and Epidemiology, University Hospital of Essen, Essen, Germany.
Importance: Since the 1990s, reporting guidelines have developed that uniformly require authors to report a measure of precision (confidence intervals [CIs]) in addition to effect size.
Objective: To investigate the time trend of statistical inference and statistical reporting style in abstracts of major cancer journals.
Design, Setting, And Participants: This cross-sectional study reviewed all abstracts published between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 2020, in 10 high-ranking cancer journals (Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Cancer Cell, JAMA Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Molecular Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, and Trends in Cancer) using a previously validated computerized algorithm to search the PubMed database. Read More