Talk Evidence - health checks, abx courses and p-values


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Helen Macdonald and Carl Heneghan are back again talking about what's happened in the world of evidence this month. (1.20) Carl grinds his gears over general health checks, with an update in the Cochrane Library. (9.15) Helen is surprised by new research which looks at over prescription of antibiotics - but this time because the courses prescribed are far longer than guidelines suggest. (22.30) What is the true 99th centile of high sensitivity cardiac troponin in hospital patients? (29.02) Is it time to abandon statistical significance and be aware of the problem of the transposed conditional. Reading list: General health checks in adults for reducing morbidity and mortality from disease - Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care - True 99th centile of high sensitivity cardiac troponin for hospital patients - Significant debate - The false positive risk: a proposal concerning what to do about p-values -

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