Re: Data, data everywhere
Healthcare blends the basic sciences of PhDs with the clinical medicine of MDs. So physicians depend on various basic scientists, like pharmaceutical chemists, molecular biologists, statisticians, and computer scientists. But physicians are rarely qualified to second-guess the data from these scientists. So perhaps medical journals should accept more responsibility for evaluating this data, and spare physicians from impossible tasks. After all, medical journals presumably have the necessary scientific and financial resources, and moreover are outlets for continuing medical education.
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