How do we know whether a particular drug, therapy or operation really works, and how well? How reliable is the evidence? Are clinical trials truly unbiased? And is current research focused on the real needs of patients? Such timely and pressing questions are raised and addressed in this probing enquiry into modern clinical research, with far-reaching implications for daily medical practice and patient care.
Aimed at both patients and professionals, Testing Treatments builds a lively and thought provoking argument for better, more reliable, more relevant research, with unbiased or ‘fair’ trials, and explains how patients can work with doctors to achieve this vital goal.
Freely downloadable texts of the 2006 and 2011 editions of Testing Treatments, together with reviews and translations of the first edition, are available at www.testingtreatments.org.
Testing Treatments is also available for sale in paperback and eBook versions at Pinter and Martin.
In addition, TT Interactive is being developed to allow more flexible access to the text of the book, and to link to other resources that help to explain and illustrate the principles and messages contained in the book.