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How to Read Medical Studies (Ivan Oransky presentation)

Dr. Oransky's classic presentation on how to dissect a medical study.


Ivan Oransky, M.D., executive editor, Reuters Health

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Panel description:

Find out how to spot poorly designed studies, trials with too many conflicts of interest, and data spinning by researchers – also known as overstating conclusions. We’ll review some good studies too, of course, and highlight what you should know about statistics and study design. You’ll also learn how to find great outside sources. Plus, preview excerpts from a new AHCJ slim guide on the subject.