Iván Murrieta Álvarez takes an in depth look at determining the probability that a patient has a certain illness, using only a pen and paper.
Does industry sponsorship of research inevitably lead to bias? And does this bias extend to government advice and policy?
What do you do when you have a task that is so big that you couldn’t possibly do it all on your own? Well, if you are like most people you will probably call up a few buddies and get them to help you out. That is pretty much what crowdsourcing is. The formal definition, […]
Thankfully, this “less is more” idea seems to be a movement gaining serious momentum in the medical world to “wind back the harms of too much medicine”.
Interested in helping crowdsource RCTs and CCTs for possible inclusion in systematic reviews? The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group needs your help.
In his new book, Dr. Goldacre continues his crusade of exposing quacks and pseudoscience, with an emphasis on how journalists totally mislead the public about what a scientific paper really says. He also chronicles his AllTrials quest by railing against the lack of transparency in clinical trials and publication bias.
Diagnostic tests can be big business. Angel Wong reports on one case study highlighting how deceptive such tests can be.
Danny Minkow looks into how the COMET initative is working to developing and apply an agreed-upon set of outcomes measures in medical research. Why is it needed?
Students 4 Best Evidence has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards 2015, education (industry) category! Well done!
They’re doing it in restaurants; in bars; in clubs; they’re even doing it at work. But what does the evidence say about the effects of vaping?
Have you ever sat in on a practice meeting or MDT, gobbling sandwiches and cakes that have appeared as if by magic? Have you scribbled feverishly in a lecture with a handy “free” pen emblazoned with a drug brand or company logo? That lanyard round your neck, what does it say again? A paper by […]
This week Robert Kemp grapples with two trials featured in Richard Lehman’s reviews in the BMJ, with a focus on surrogate outcomes.
Dannky Minkow describes a new initiative aimed at getting health care professionals to take another look at their use of non evidence-based and wasteful practices.
(Take the survey here.) S4BE is growing up. Our wonderful contributors have together written a lot of blog posts, and students and trainees in far-flung college campuses are helping spread the news about best evidence. Also, we’re on the radars of and partners with a few big organisations, and thanks to the hard work of […]