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Bazian - Better health at lower cost

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Marco, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Marco

    Marco Grrrrrrr!

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    Expect to see more analyses from these folks :


    http://www.bazian.com/

    With some interesting testimonials :

    http://www.bazian.com/about_us/testimonials.html
     
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  2. OverTheHills

    OverTheHills

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    Uurgh. I think I need a shower after reading those testamonials. Thanks for drawing this to our attention Marco. I think. OTH
     
  3. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Bazian seems to be a for-profit organization - has anyone read they are not for proft? If a profit motive is involved in this kind of service, it runs the risk of falling into the very traps that other evidence based organizations run into. In my view this kind of organization either needs to be independent but public funded. It also needs to be open and transparent, and subject to both professional criticism and scientifid investigation (including clinical trials). There is however room for private organizations to operate this way after evidence based medicine has been established.

    This team follows NICE guidelines, but NICE guidelines often lack robust evidence based approaches. That is something I may be expanding on in the future. This is nowhere more evident than in so-called functional somatic syndrome, including ME.

    There are some interesting caveats in some of their documents, including an acknowledgement that there are times when evidence based approaches should not be used. I have only had a brief look, there might be other interesting things I have not seen at their site.

    I think they are correct in saying that oversight organizations should be more about evidence based approaches than regular medical practictioners, but the emphasis is in my current view misplaced as the evidence base should be about informing and empowering medical decision making at the individual practitioner level, not controlling it.

    Bye, Alex
     

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