UCL Institute of Health Informatics


Manifesto EBM 2.0 Seminar — Why we need better evidence for healthcare

7 December 2016

Speaker: Professor Carl Heneghan, CEBM, Oxford

Date: 14 December 2016, h.14:00-15:00

Venue: Room G01, Farr Institute, London, 222 Euston Road, London NW1 2DA

The integration of evidence with clinical expertise and patient values underpins the delivery of high quality evidence-based medicine. Hard though this often is to achieve in practice, one fundamental principle is that evidence integrated into decision making should be the “current best evidence.” Whilst the amount of research, funded and published, has grown enormously, there is little to suggest concomitant increases in outputs that have led to real improvements in patient care. Equally worrying, the growth and volume of evidence has been accompanied by a corrosion in the quality of evidence, which has compromised medicine’s ability to provide affordable, effective, high value care. Our aim is to facilitate the creation of a manifesto that is developed by people engaged at all points in the research ecosystem who want to engage in fixing the problem.

In this final seminar of 2016, CEBM will be launching their new vision for the direction of evidence based medicine and where big data fits in to evidence generation and evidence translation.

Please see: http://evidencelive.org/manifesto/