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Causal inference about the effects of interventions from observational studies in medical journals


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JAMA Network

About The Study: Adoption of the proposed framework to identify when causal interpretation is appropriate in observational studies promises to facilitate better communication between authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. Practical implementation will require cooperation between editors, authors, and reviewers to operationalize the framework and evaluate its effect on the reporting of empirical research. 

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Issa J. Dahabreh, M.D., Sc.D., email

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Editor’s Note: Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflict of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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