The Pressure To Publish Rapidly: The Risks Vs. Rewards Of Fast-Tracked COVID-19 Studies

Joseph Menzin, PhD, discusses the risks and rewards of fast-tracked COVID-19 studies.

In this article with Health IT Outcomes, Joseph Menzin discusses fast-tracked COVID-19 studies, noting that with the fear surrounding the pandemic and the pressure to both understand the disease and find a cure, it’s not surprising the publication of scientific papers is being rushed. However, there are limitations of these fast-tracked studies that we must consider including research quality, study limitations, incorrect conclusions of findings, and more. While time is certainly of the essence when it comes to COVID-19 studies, concerns around the dangers of accelerated research studies must also be considered.

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