New Less is More Medicine Content: Testing Treatments interactive project

Periodically, content on the Less is More Medicine website is updated. I'm trying to keep the site an easily navigable, up to date, and detailed resource for those interested in "Right Care" aka "Less is More Medicine."

I have over 200 articles in my queue to précis for the Blog, a list of 5 or 6 names to add to the section listing influential People, as well as a new Media section in the works which will list press articles and talks I have done on the subject. There's new stuff every day in my inbox and my RSS reader and streaming across twitter. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all the developments but that's what this site is all about.

For now, I'm pleased to highlight "Testing Treatments interactive," an initiative led by Douglas Badenoch and Drs Iain Chalmers, Paul Glasziou, Amanda Burls, and Ben Goldacre. Based on the book, Testing Treatments, the site is not about specific treatments but rather considering the idea of "How can we find out whether one treatment is better than another?" That process and the function of the site entail the following:

  1. learn more about why it is important to test treatments carefully
  2. recognise reliable research
  3. understand what you can do to help make sure that research is more likely to be relevant to you and others.

Go straight to Testing Treatments or check out the Projects section to see some of the other great projects advocating for Right Care/Less is More in Medicine.