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Testing Treatments: Better Research For Better Healthcare
The second edition of Testing Treatments has been extensively revised and updated with a thought-provoking chapter on screening, explaining why early diagnosis is not always better. Other new chapters explore how over-regulation of research can work against the best interests of patients, and how robust evidence from research can be drawn together to shape the practice of ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Pinter & Martin Ltd
(first published April 12th 2006)
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It's a solid read with a fantastic take-away lesson, and likely deserves a higher rating if one were to read it without background. However, I suspect anybody taking the time to seek it out and read it is coming into the work with a respectable foundation of the issues it addresses.
Mar 16, 2010 Angela Alcorn marked it as to-read · review of another edition
This is a great book. Is a book full of facts, good examples and references. It may not be the kind of "fun to read" that characterizes similar books like the ones of Goldacre, but is indeed a great reference to talk, think and act against bad practices in the health industry.
Excellent overview of issues from patient's perspective as well as of issues within the medical profession relating to testing of treatments and how to encourage learning from mistakes in a systematic way. Recommended if you ever think about health issues/practice.