Monday, April 24, 2006

Things you should know about research stories is an attempt to help improve the accuracy, balance and completeness of news stories that make claims about new ideas in health care.

The site includes this helpful information:

Each of the following themes comes up often in health news stories. When journalists explain these concepts so that consumers understand them, we’re all better off. Click each to learn more.

absolute vs. relative risk
number needed to treat
single source stories
FDA approval not automatic
phases of drug trials
animal studies...