This video explains why systematic reviews are important and how they are done. This includes an explanation of how the effects of interventions are compared in order to provide evidence.
Policymakers, funders, implementing agencies, and consumers all need to decide which programs to support. How can they know which programs work, and which programs work best?
Dr. Nicola Petty from the University of Canterbury presents a series of videos and resources to teach probability and statistics. The series includes notes, quizzes and learning activities.
James Lind, a Scottish naval surgeon, established the basis of how randomized clinical trials work today. This video examines the six major points an experiment needs to address in order to be considered a randomized clinical trial (RCT).
Understand the meaning of "open science" , why openscience is beneficial and what are the obstacles to open science that researchers face?
In this clip, the late-night HBO anchor illuminates the sheer scale of pharmaceutical companies' spending on advertisements to doctors and patients alike; a number which dwarfs even their R&D budgets.
Dr. Ben Goldacre, noted for his vociferous criticism of the pharmaceutical industry, contends in this BBC clip that "bad evidence" is used in politics, as well.
The Institute of Medicine recently released its report, Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk. This publication represents a significant endorsement of the ideas central to patient-centered and evidence-based medicine! Available online: Report Brief (PDF); Key Figures (PDF); Report webpage (link).
For further reading, you might enjoy this opinion piece written for Forbes, Why Transparency And Data Sharing In Clinical Trials Matters, which discusses the report, its implications, and even references Cochrane!
In a YouTube video, Dr. James McCormack presents a musical take on evidence-based medicine—adapted from a familiar tune!
Iain Chalmers and Mark Starr discuss the origins and evolution of the online Cochrane Library, which made modern evidence-based medicine a reality!
A group of leaders in the area of evidence based medicine, including Iain Chalmers, Gordon Guyatt, and Brian Haynes, discuss the past, present, and future of the movement.
Dr. Peter Gotzsche of the Nordic Cochrane Centre, a recent guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, lifted the veil on the shady practices of big pharma in this clip. A humorous take on a serious topic!