Is There a Dark Phase of This STROBE?

MacMahon, Brian*; Weiss, Noel S.†‡

Epidemiology:
doi: 10.1097/EDE.0b013e3181570f6e
STROBE INITIATIVE: Commentary
Abstract

Suggestions for improving the reporting of observational epidemiologic studies are to be encouraged, but we believe the required use in reports of a checklist of design and analytic features relevant to study quality would have detrimental consequences.

Author Information

From the *Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; †Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington; Seattle, Washington; ‡Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Seattle, Washington.

Editors' note: Related articles appear on pages 789, 792, 794, 797, 800, and 805.

Correspondence: Brian MacMahon, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA. E-mail: brianmacmahon@aol.com.

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