Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsHello and welcome to week two. This week we're going to be looking at how you find good, reliable evidence. We're going to give you some simple tips and techniques to help you along the way and point you to some of the sources that we've learned to know and trust. In addition, we're going to be looking at issues around risk benefit. All too often when we think about research, we think about the benefit. If I take this drug, will it cure my condition? But we also need to think about the risks, because most treatments involve risk as well as benefit. Anyway, welcome back and we look forward to hearing your comments during the week.
Introduction to Week 2
Welcome to Week 2 of the Making Sense of Health Evidence: The Informed Consumer.
How do you find reliable evidence? We’ll be showing you some useful searching tips and introduce you to some of the sources we use in our work.
All too often, we only consider the benefits of treatment and don’t think about the potential risks. This balance between benefit and risk will be the focus of the second half of the week.