Wednesday, February 22, 2012
i have just conducted a totally non-randomized, unblinded, no placebo-controlled study and and can confidently convey to you the astounding results:
context: firm evidence is lacking regarding which magazines are most popular in patient exam rooms.
design: observational trial in which i move the star magazine somewhere deep in the pile and wait for it to resurface
setting: my exam room
participants: unknowing patients
outcome measures: number of visits until star magazine resurfaces at the top of the pile
results: based on my meticulous observation, it takes on average 1.75 patient visits for star magazine to resurface.
conclusions: we love our celebrity trash
i am submitting this to JAMA