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BMJ talk medicine The evidence manifesto - better trials, better use of trial data

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by RogerBlack, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/the-evidence-manifesto-better-trials-better-use-of-trial-data

    A podcast basically echoing common themes here - I am unsure if there was one statement I strongly disagreed with. It could only have been better if it had called out PACE.
    But outcome switching was heavily featured.

    http://evidencelive.org/manifesto/ is their website, with I'd guess a more extended podcast (not listened).
     
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  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    The BMJ are great at talking the talk. When it comes to challenging quackery from entrenched UK academics, they're not close to walking the walk.
     
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  3. RogerBlack

    RogerBlack Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, I don't disagree.
    MUS has been treated very uncritically several times.
     
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    The history of medicine is that they have always made sure they have a wastepaper basket diagnosis to cover the limitations to their knowledge and competence. Because they seem completely incapable of simply saying: I don't know. My knowledge and expertise ends here.

    Doubt that is going to change. MUS is just the latest marketing label for it. The best reality can ever do is slowly chip away at their excuses and reduce, but never completely eliminate, this attitude and practice.
     
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    MUS = medically unexplained superstition?
     
  6. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    They just waddle the twaddle.
     
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    I agree with that. And the word "syndrome" usually seems to be a big clue.
     
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    MUS

    Medically Useless Shite?

    Is shite a swear word in England? I would hate to be inappropriate. Plus I NEVER swear. Well unless it's called for.:D
     
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    Except the problem is its very useful, sadly. They get to dump their difficult and expensive patients into a bottomless basket of neglect.
     
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