What’s Wrong with “Evidence-Based Medicine” and How Can We Do Better? (My talk at the University of Michigan Friday 2pm)

February 8, 2018
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(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Tomorrow (Fri 9 Feb) 2pm at the NCRC Research Auditorium (Building 10) at the University of Michigan:

What’s Wrong with “Evidence-Based Medicine” and How Can We Do Better?

Andrew Gelman, Department of Statistics and Department of Political Science, Columbia University

“Evidence-based medicine” sounds like a good idea, but it can run into problems when the evidence is shaky. We discuss several different reasons that even clean randomized clinical trials can fail to replicate, and we discuss directions for improvement in design and data collection, statistical analysis, and the practices of the scientific community. See this paper: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/incrementalism_3.pdf and this one: http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/unpublished/Stents_submitted.pdf

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