Abstract presentations are a valuable means of rapidly conveying new information ; however, abstracts that fail to eventually become published are of little use to the general medical community.
Our goals were to determine the publication rate of neuroradiologic papers originally presented at national meetings in 1993 and to assess publication rate as a function of neuroradiologic subspecialty and study design.
Proceedings from the 1993 ASNR and RSNA meetings were reviewed.
A MEDLINE search encompassing 1993-1997 was performed cross-referencing lead author and at least one text word based on the abstract title.
All ASNR and RSNA neuroradiologic abstracts were included.
Study type, subspecialty classification, and sample size were tabulated.
Publication rate, based on study design and neuroradiologic subspecialty, was compared with overall publication rate.
Median duration from meeting presentation to publication was calculated, and the journals of publication were noted.
Thirty-seven percent of ASNR abstracts and 33% of RSNA neuroradiologic abstracts were published as articles in indexed medical journals.
Publication rates among neuroradiologic subspecialty types were not significantly different.
Prospective studies presented at the ASNR were published at a higher rate than were retrospective studies.
There was no difference between the publication rate of experimental versus clinical studies. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Résumé, Congrès national, Présentation document, Spécialité médicale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Radiologie, Système nerveux, Document publié, Journal, Temps attente, Fréquence, Evaluation, Etude comparative
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Abstract, National conference, Document layout, Medical specialty, United States, North America, America, Radiology, Nervous system, Published document, Newspaper, Waiting time, Frequency, Evaluation, Comparative study
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/03/2000.