It’s been a while.
The hospital is abuzz with electrophysiology problems. I’ve been unleashing some serious medical fury in the past weeks. It has been fun, though it gets in the way of writing and training.
James McCormack (@medmyths) is a “Pharmacist, Professor, Medication Mythbuster, and Healthy Skeptic at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC.”
I have recently subscribed to his You Tube Channel.
Here is his latest four-minute gem on using clinical evidence as a therapeutic tool. I don’t think clinical evidence is just for doctors. Now that the playing field of medical information is flat, patients, too, should be aware of clinical evidence measures–things like NNT and NNH. The next time your doctor says take this pill, it might be worth asking about the evidence. How many patients have to be treated to be helped or harmed. Has there been a recent systematic review? Your doctor should know these things.