Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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BMJ: Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    Currently open access, but these things tend to disappear behind a pay-wall after a while, so if interested, get in there quick:

    http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3725

    I didn't think it was that great a piece, but this bit was interesting both because it had so much in common with BPS CFS work, and because it was written with such an assumption that these problems are driven by industry and the free-market, rather than simply the desire of researchers to hype their own results and exaggerate their own expertise:

    They don't really go into enough specifics to be sure, but I got the impression that they were rather too keen on the instinctive judgements of experts (at least, those funded by the state rather than industry). To me, it seemed rather British Establishment in it's attitude and values, and they seem to downplay how bad things are. Anyway, posting up in case others are interested.
     
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    Denise Senior Member

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    Thanks very much for posting it!
     
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