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?
A new edition of Testing Treatments, is now available for download.
Building on the success of the first edition, new chapters have been added to show how screening for disease can sometimes do more harm than good, how over-regulation of research can work against the best interests of patients, and how robust evidence from research can be drawn together to shape the practice of healthcare in ways that allow treatment decisions to be reached jointly by patients and clinicians. Find out more here.