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Counting publications and citations is not just irrelevant: it is an incentive that subverts the impact of clinical research

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  • Fionn Büttner School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Clare L Ardern Division of Physiotherapy, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, SwedenSport & Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Paul Blazey Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Serenna Dastouri Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Vancouver, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Heather A McKay Deparment of Orthopaedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • David Moher Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa School of Epidemiology and Public Health, Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaCentre for Journalology and Canadian EQUATOR Centre, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Karim M Khan Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaDepartment of Family Practice and School of Kinesiology, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Fionn Büttner, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland; fionn.cleirigh-buttner{at}ucdconnect.ie
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Büttner F, Ardern CL, Blazey P, et al
Counting publications and citations is not just irrelevant: it is an incentive that subverts the impact of clinical research

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  • Accepted December 13, 2020
  • First published December 24, 2020.

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