clinical trial

Evaluating the results and their background in medical scientific papers and abstracts is complicated and time-consuming for healthcare providers, and more or less impossible without a medical education. Therefore press releases, personal pitches, headlines, and abstracts become a primary source for the news. However, is this trustworthy?   (more…)

“It is scientifically proven” – “It is significant” – “The paper was in a high ranking Medical Journal” Arguments for trustworthiness and credibility of medical information are many, and often involves the words “scientific” or “significant” – best of all both. Unfortunately, does neither being “scientific” nor being “significant” equals being meaningful for patients and…

The aim of clinical research is to advance healthcare by new knowledge. This knowledge must, of course, be relevant for those it concerns, which is primarily patients and their providers. Unfortunately most clinical research is useless, mainly due to poor method/design and not focusing on clinical relevance. The ability to reproduce findings is a cornerstone…