Excellent book is updated and freely available online

The second edition of ‘Testing Treatment: better research for better  healthcare’, Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers, Paul Glasziou is reviewed (glowingly) in the January 2013 edition of The Bulletin of the Royal College of Pathologists, but luckily is also FREELY AVAILABLE online via an INTERACTIVE website: http://www.testingtreatments.org/ “How do you know whether one treatment is better than another, or whether the evidence about a treatment’s benefits and harms is reliable? Does current research address what you want to know? If not, what can you do to make treatment research more relevant to you? Testing Treatments interactive (TTi) is for patients, health professionals and anyone else who is interested in these questions. It will help you to understand the importance of having fair tests of the effects of treatments, and how you can help make them a reality.”

‘Testing Treatments’ is among those listed as recommended reading at: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/croakey/2012/01/16/a-new-croakey-project-naked-doctor-profiling-overdiagnosis-and-overtreatment/ Chapter 3`s contention that `More is not necessarily better` is certainly well-supported here, as is Chapter 4`s `Earlier is not necessarily better` (screening).

About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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