On this page, you can find useful links and reading related to making everyday health choices and thinking critically about claims that are made about treaments.
- A list of key concepts that people can use to assess claims about the effects of a treatment - https://en.testingtreatments.org/key-concepts-for-assessing-claims-about-treatment-effects/
- Testing Treatments (2nd edition) - Hazel Thornton, Imogen Evans, Iain Chalmers. Free to read or listen to as an audiobook: en.testingtreatments.org/book/)
- Key Concepts for Informed Health Choices: a framework for helping people learn how to assess treatment claims and make informed choices - https://ebm.bmj.com/content/ebmed/23/1/29.full.pdf
- Should the Cochrane logo be accompanied by a health warning?
- Just pass the tissues... Evidence on remedies for the common cold
- An invisible unicorn has been grazing in my office for a month… Prove me wrong.
- Understanding evidence: a series of blogs to help you look critically at evidence and understand its strengths and weaknesses
- Key concepts: a series of 36 blogs to help you think critically about claims made about treatments, including:
- Cochrane Crowd: http://crowd.cochrane.org/index.html
- TaskExchange: https://taskexchange.cochrane.org/
- I think you’ll find it’s a bit more complicated than that - Ben Goldacre
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- Thinking critically about treatment claims - Professor Martin Burton
- An introduction to evidence-based medicine - Lynda Ware and Selena Ryan-Vig (video below)
- Evidence for Everyday Health Choices - Lynda Ware (video below)