Blog posts by Carl Heneghan

Carl Heneghan

About Carl Heneghan

Carl is Professor of EBM & Director of CEBM at the University of Oxford. He is also a GP and tweets @carlheneghan. He has an active interest in discovering the truth behind health research findings

Why is teaching EBM so damn hard?

Why is teaching EBM so damn hard? A question I ask myself, sometimes event in the midst of a class.

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How medicine is broken, and how we can fix it.

BMJ Editorial by Ben Goldacre and Carl Heneghan The chief medical officer’s review on statins and oseltamivir may look for

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Reflections on David Sackett's time at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine

By Carl Heneghan and colleagues at the Centre: David Sackett, the founder of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), died

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Oseltamivir results, harms and peer review

I have concerns with the undertaking of the Dobson paper [1] in the Lancet: how the results are presented, the

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Oseltamivir for preventing influenza

Summary of Oseltamivir versus placebo for preventing influenza in adults * Oseltamivir for influenza in adults and children: systematic review

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Scepticism advice on anti flu drugs

This is our response posted on the BMJ to @deb_cohen  article on ‘GPs are told to treat with scepticism advice

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Zanamivir for influenza in adults and children

Abstract Objectives To describe the potential benefits and harms of zanamivir. Design Systematic review of clinical study reports of randomised

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Oseltamivir for influenza in adults and children

Oseltamivir for influenza in adults and children: systematic review of clinical study reports and summary of regulatory comments Abstract Objective

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2014: The Year of influence for AllTrials

Carl Heneghan As 2014 comes to an end, I thought a recap of the achievements of the AllTrials campaign this

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Prevention and control of NCDs

Oxford, WHO workshop on the prevention and control of NonCommunicable Diseases In May 2013, The World Health Assembly endorsed the WHO

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What makes a good clinical question?

A good question is something that that someone asks when there is a clear need for information. Simple, blog done!

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The growing problem of Overdiagnosis

When I first heard the concept of overdiagnosis my initial thoughts were that surely such a concept couldn’t exist: either

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Looking for lower value and overuse

On Saturday the 13th of September I gave a talk at the Value in Healthcare forum, ran by Sir Muir

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Introduction to EBM for medical students

The start of the 2014 academic year for clinical medical students involves a host of talks about what they can

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Self-monitoring of oral anticoagulation

Cochrane Library Podcast Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, discusses a new Cochrane review of self monitoring

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