So you think you know your way around the medical business? The link below will lead you to the Cochrane Collaboration website at Johns Hopkins. The AUA had me take this course, and another, in preparation for a new project. I really understood most of the material but really enjoyed the class. It definitely helps to get the continuing education and better prepare good answers while doing PA work. They have a version for physicians as well but it's not free like this course is. advancedpcatalk.freeforums.net/thread/234/excellent-training-advocates
This starts very basic. Some of the examples it uses are directly discussed here. Most will know the stories about
menopause and hormones or about
Vioxx and ignored data. All in all the class focuses on mistakes make by ignoring data, or assuming that the data used was correct. Reality shows that 9 out of 10 Level 3 studies are wrong in a Level 1 RCT. It's pretty frightening to read the number of level 3 studies commonly shared around PCa websites and even being used for decision making by some. If the flaws to such write us were better understood, it would be helpful.
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