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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsHello and welcome to week two of the Informed Health Consumer. We hope you've enjoyed it so far. This week, we're going to be looking at sources of good evidence, how you find them, and how you use them effectively. Then in the second half, we're going to go on and talk about risk and benefit. All too often, the focus when research is discussed is on the benefits of treatments, but very often treatments carry risk as well. And to make informed decisions and to make informed choices, you need to be aware of the risks as well as the benefits. We'd also like to involve you in a project to identify new sources that we can share with people around the world.

Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsSo welcome to week two. We hope you enjoy it and get lots out of it.

Introduction to Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the Informed Health 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.

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Making Sense of Evidence: The Informed Health Consumer

Cardiff University