Testing Treatments: Better Research For Better Healthcare
How do we know whether a particular drug, therapy or operation really works, and how well? How reliable is the evidence? Are clinical trials truly unbiased? And is current research focused on the real needs of patients? This book addresses these questions in this probing inquiry into modern clinical research.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 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.