Basing medical care and treatment on the scientific evidence should be the norm, but frequently it is not. Doctors may treat based on how they have always done it, or how other doctors do it (i.e. best practices), but there is a movement now to reorient medicine to follow the best scientific guidelines.
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Comment #1 posted on 2018-12-20 16:48:42 by Klaatu
Listening to this episode made me feel really smart, mainly because of all the science-y terms like "control group" and "double blind". Once I past feeling like I was now an expert in scientific studies, I realised that this topic is actually a broad topic and can even, in many ways, be applied to a lot of things in life, possibly software testing and usability studies. I'd love to get a job some time where I could just test people's reactions to various interface designs, or to arbitrary limitations imposed on software, and so on.
Thanks for this series; I never thought of myself as being interested in health care and science, so it's been unexpectedly intriguing.
Comment #2 posted on 2018-12-21 02:41:42 by Ahuka
Follow your bliss
Thanks for the comment, Klaatu. I guess this works because I always pick topics I am interested in, and I suspect that is what makes it interesting to others.
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