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Author Evans, Imogen.

Title Testing treatments : better research for better healthcare / Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers and Paul Glasziou ; foreword by Ben Goldacre.

Published London : Pinter & Martin, 2011.

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Edition Second edition.
Physical description 1 electronic document (PDF (xxiv, 199 pages)) : illustrations, portraits
Series NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. New, but is it better? -- 2. Hoped-for effects that don't materialize -- 3. More is not necessarily better -- 4. Earlier is not necessarily better -- 5. Dealing with uncertainty about the effects of treatments -- 6. Fair tests of treatments -- 7. Taking account of the play of chance -- 8. Assessing all the relevant, reliable evidence -- 9. Regulating tests of treatments: help or hindrance? -- 10. Research: the good, the bad, and unnecessary -- 11. Getting the right research done is everybody's business -- 12. So what makes for better healthcare? -- 13. Research for the right reasons: blueprint for a better future.
Summary How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? Building on the first edition, Testing Treatments has now been extensively revised and updated. The second edition includes an account of screening, explaining how early diagnosis is not always better, and a new chapter exploring how over-regulation of research can work against the best interests of patients. Another new chapter shows how robust evidence from research can shape the practice of healthcare in ways that allow treatment decisions to be reached jointly by patients and clinicians. Testing Treatments urges everyone to get involved in improving current research and future treatment, and outlines practical steps that patients and doctors can take together.
Other author Thornton, Hazel, 1935-
Chalmers, Iain.
Glasziou, Paul, 1954-
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Clinical medicine -- Research -- Evaluation.
Medical care -- Research -- Evaluation.
ISBN 9781905177486
1905177488