Participatory Evidence: Opportunities and Threats

 

 

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In medicine, evidence separates modern scientific treatment from folk art. Medical evidence is acquired through observation, experimentation, and information sharing in scientific peer-reviewed journals. When new treatments are used, millions of patients around the world provide additional evidence for what works and what doesn’t.

In our new world of instant information exchange and empowered patients, how are clinicians and empowered patients challenging traditional ways to collect, evaluate, and publish evidence? Which evidence should we trust? This program, inspired by a JoPM article by Lawrence Green and moderated by Peter Frishauf, frames the issues and proposes at least one solution to sorting through the evidence puzzle.

Guests:
Peter Frishauf, Founder of Medscape
Richard Smith, M.D., Director of the Ovations Initiative
Jessie Gruman, Ph.D., President, Center for the Advancement of Health
Larry Green, DrPH, ScD(Hon.), Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatstics, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

To read the full biographies of the participants, click on the names at the top of this page.

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One Response to “Participatory Evidence: Opportunities and Threats”

  1. thank u for the chance to empower myself , as a patient I often feel so vulnerable & powerless.

 

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