Category: Data

“They talk when they should listen”

Die Strafe wird nicht ausbleiben – (DRAFT) *En respuesta a: 1. “La Voz de la Medicina de Adicciones” (i,e., ASAM) 2.. Universidad del Valle (Cali,Colombia): informeprofjramireznov2016 (desempeño académico del profesor Jorge H. Ramírez y situación legal con la Universidad) + soportes (evidencias). (Lo primero es lo segundo)  2. “Das Beste für die Besten” Mi interpretación es muy diferente:…

Long term use of psychiatric drugs: more harm than good? Re: The delusion of debate and unretractability

Read the original response via The BMJ: http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h2435/rr-18  1. Two extraordinary claims: (i) “psychiatric drugs are the third leading cause of death;”; and (ii) “we would have a healthier and more long-lived population if we only used 2% of the drugs we currently use.” (1) 2. Ordinary evidence―at best― I. Head to Head article: 898…

Evidence based medicine (EBM) not evidence-based: medicine is broken.

Originally posted on Chaos Theory and Pharmacology:
Re: Evidence based medicine: flawed system but still the best we’ve got Fiona Godlee. 348:doi10.1136/bmj.g440 Dear Editor, I want to formally reject the null hypothesis of my research.(1) I respectfully disagree with the statement about EBM in the title of this article: “flawed system but still the best…

Evidence Live 2015: Hierarchical levels of evidence based medicine are incorrect

Background “Evidence based medicine insists on rigorous standards to appraise clinical interventions. Failure to apply the same rules to its own tools could be equally damaging” – Joseph L, Ioannidis JPA, Norma T, et al. The case of the misleading funnel plot BMJ 2006; 333:597. Aims Hypothesis: Hierarchical levels of evidence based medicine are incorrect.…

It’s not all about data…

“An ounce of data is worth a thousand pounds of opinion.” Ashish Jha. An Ounce of Evidence. Health Policy Blog. Harvard University.  “An ounce of knowledge is worth a ton of data” Gaines, Brian R. “An Ounce of Knowledge is Worth a Ton of Data: Quantitative studies of the Trade-Off between Expertise and Data Based…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,900 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…

Des Spence –About Evidence Based Medicine

  Excellent lecture (Evidence 2010) and article (BMJ 2014) about Evidence Based Medicine     Spence Des. Evidence based medicine is broken. BMJ 2014; 348:g22. 10.1136/bmj.g22 “Evidence based medicine (EBM) wrong footed the drug industry for a while in the 1990s. We could fend off the army of pharmaceutical representatives because often their promotional material was…