“Full disclosure could improve health care and restore trust.”
* Declan Butler
16 October 2012-Nature
“In an interventional study, the investigators give the research subjects a particular medicine or other intervention. Usually, they compare the treated subjects to subjects who receive no treatment or standard treatment. Then the researchers measure how the subjects’ health changes.”
wiki “clincal trails types”
“Intervention includes both physical procedures by which data are gathered (for example, venipuncture) and manipulations of the subject or the subject’s environment that are performed for research purposes. Interaction includes communication or interpersonal contact between investigator and subject.”
“Evidence suggests that our new SunnySide antidepressant has demonstraited effacy against treatment resistant depression!”
(during this time we had volunteers hand out food packets and new socks to the subjects in the study….shhh don’t tell anyone, this won’t show up in the raw data)
“Evidence based” means that we ecquate a medical problem “treatment resistant depression” with a social problem …homelessness.
Real evidence based medicine would explore the mental states and coping mechanisms associated with homelessness. Not make a happy pill to cover up a social problem.
Research, like this example, is “freash bold and fucntional looking”