|Alan Garrow Didache|
the problem page
The editor the British Medical Journal, Fiona Godlee, made a startling remark at a HealthWatch event I attended last month. She recalled a study on the effectiveness of peer view in which reviewers were sent papers with known flaws - the detection rate was distressingly low. When these reviewers received training the detection rate became worse. The reviewers who fared best, however, were those under 40.
Alan Garrow is Vicar of St Peter's Harrogate and a member of SCIBS at the University of Sheffield.