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Use of HealthNewsReview.org criteria to evaluate a medical research study (DeMonaco presentation)

Panel: What are your criteria in reporting on health care research? (Health Journalism 2011)

Speaker: Harold Demonaco, director, Innovation Support Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

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Panel description: What do you think needs to be included in stories about research on new treatments, tests, products and procedures? The HealthNewsReview.org project has put its stake in the ground that there are 10 criteria that deserve attention. They may not be perfect, but if they're not, what criteria do you use? This presentation was part of a workshop looking as studies, dismantling stories and deciding what's essential.