Table 1

Initial results

Number

%

95% CI (%)


Peer-reviewed publications claimed

256

Accurate

151

59.0

53.0–65.0

Inaccurate

101

41.0

35.0–47.0

Incorrect author placement

7

6.0

0.0 – 14.6

Unconfirmed

40

34.5

25.8 – 43.2

Errors of publication type

52

44.8

36.2 – 53.4

"Benign" errors

8

7.6

2.5 – 12.7

Other error in peer-reviewed journal

17

14.7

6.0 – 23.4

Claims of AOA membership

47

9.5

6.9 – 12.1

AOA Status verified

47

100

99.1–100

Advanced degree claimed

51

10.3

7.6 – 13.0

Accurate

22

43.1

29.5–56.7

Inaccurate

7

13.7

4.4 – 23.1

Unable to be confirmed

22

43.1

29.5 – 56.7


Katz et al. BMC Medical Education 2005 5:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-5-30

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