Here we will address the problem with cancer screening interventions regarding the potential benefits and harms of these strategies.
We hear the word “evidence-based medicine” too often but why is evidence-based medicine important? And what’s the difference between eminence-based medicine? This post addresses those questions and give some examples of both evidence and eminence-based medicine practice.
Patients, carers and members of the public offer a unique perspective in health and social care research, adding to the expertise of the research team. Improving healthcare services will only be possible by involving the people accessing those services.
Doctors must always ensure they are doing the right thing for each patient. But what are benefits and harms, and how do we ‘balance’ them?
Medically unexplained physical symptoms. The notion of physical symptoms having no medical causes is not an old one; when is it really a Somatoform disorder and what is the best treatment? Two new Cochrane reviews help answer the question.
Angel takes a look at the new guide on allergies from Sense About Science.
Angel Wong introduces the Cochrane Textbook of Neurology, an on-line library for Cochrane systematic reviews on neurology and neurosurgery.
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”.
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?
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.
In Richard’s Reviews this week, we look at progress in sharing clinical trial data through the All Trials campaign, and the nature of patient-centred outcomes research.
The relationship between Shared Decision Making and EBM; two separate disciplines or not? Read Ammar’s piece on this subject and have your say.
Ever heard of the Placebo effect’s evil twin; the Nacebo Effect? A harmful reaction from a harmless treatment. Read Danny’s blog to know more.
In search of a book with simple, comprehensible definitions and examples of clinical evidence? Do you want to take the first step in understanding common terms in clinical evidence as well as commonly used methods and their pitfalls? This review will inform you if this is the book you’re looking for.