Month: January 2017

January 27, 2017 Charlie Norell

Our third EBM+ video features Professor Jon Williamson – PI for the EBM+ project – discussing the downsides of the EBM pyramid (pun intended).   Is the pyramid hierarchy of evidence the best model to use when making medical decisions? At EBM+, we think there is room for improvement.

January 26, 2017 Jon Williamson

EBM+ is interested in using evidence of mechanisms in conjunction with evidence of correlation to help evaluate causal claims in medicine. One objection to this idea is that it is hard to do this in practice. It’s hard but it’s not impossible …

January 19, 2017 Charlie Norell

About a year ago the ‘Philosophy and Public Affair’ group (Philosophy Department, University of Amsterdam), invited me to contribute to their seminar. I intended to talk about ‘The political dimension of evidence’, as I wanted to raise the question of whether and how epistemological and methodological debates about evidence bear on etico-political questions, or may…

January 9, 2017 Charlie Norell

Our second EBM+ video features the brilliant Dr. Phyllis Illari from UCL, who talks about how EBM+ can improve the ways by which EBM accounts for our individual needs.