Annals of Internal Medicine
16 June 2020 Volume 172, Issue 12
Ideas and Opinions
A Rush to Judgment? Rapid Reporting and Dissemination of Results and Its Consequences Regarding the Use of Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
Alfred H.J. Kim, MD, PhD, Jeffrey A. Sparks, MD, MMSc, Jean W. Liew, MD, Michael S. Putman, MD, … et al.
Hydroxychloroquine, an essential treatment for many patients with rheumatologic conditions, has garnered widespread attention as a potential treatment for COVID-19 infection. The authors appraise the study generating this interest and highlight the potential consequences of rapid dissemination of overinterpreted data.