If we didn't rely on a distorted lens to view quality care we wouldn't be left with the reality--our medical professionals are not able to rely on biomedical evidence.
"Why Most Published Research Findings are False"--John P.A. Ioannidis, MD
Before we can impact the quality of data informing decisions at the point of care--we need to acknowledge the permeating bias influencing the research results.
There are potential solutions and Dr Ioannidis provides actionable steps.
The red highlights are the topics we tackle in discussions here at data & donuts. I refuse to believe that professionals in medicine need to have bright shiny targets and gobs of cash to be concerned about the outcomes of their patients.
They just need a reliable and transparent network aligned with truthfullness and improving patient well-being.
Thoughtful discussions about content development and outcomes analytics that apply the principles and frameworks of health policy and economics to persistent and perplexing health and health care problems...
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In a world of "evidence-based" medicine I am a bigger fan of practice-based evidence.
Remember the quote by Upton Sinclair...
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”