Publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals represents the consummation of the scientific method.
In order to determine the rate of publication of oral presentations at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, every presentation (n=397) from the 1990,1991, and 1992 annual meetings was subjected to a Medline Plus computer search in January 1995.
Meeting abstracts were grouped by program designation to scientific session, research session, and residents and fellows conference categories, and a Kaplan-Meier survivorship curve was formulated for each category.
We determined an ultimate publication rate of 52% at 53 months.
Subanalysis by year of presentation showed rates of 32%, 48%, and 51% for the respective years 1992,1991, and 1990, with publication for most research occurring within 3 years of presentation.
No statistically significant difference existed between the three categories, although a distinct trend toward higher ultimate publication rate (74%) was found for research abstracts.
The ultimate publication rate for hand surgery presentations is comparable to that reported for other disciplines.
Mots-clés Pascal : Document publié, Enseignement professionnel, Chirurgie, Main, Taux, Méthodologie, Etude longitudinale, Homme, Synthèse bibliographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Published document, Occupational education, Surgery, Hand, Rate, Methodology, Follow up study, Human, Bibliographic survey
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 10/04/1997.