Economist, author and MP Andrew Leigh spoke to Fiona Fidler about how we should be using randomised trials more to drive decisions and policy in public life.
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Rare cancers are hard to research given the few patients that have each type of cancer, so how can we improve treatment for these patients?
Like all good health care, improving health in remote settings requires an evidence base. But forcing all research questions into the randomised controlled trial model is not the answer.
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The British blockade of France wouldn't have worked if it wasn't for an ingenious experiment conducted half a century earlier.
The randomised controlled trial is touted as the gold standard in medical research. But its controlled laboratory conditions are far removed from the messy realities of life.
A new study has found that psychodynamic therapy is useful for treating depression, and the positive effects are longer lasting.