Evidence industry needs more humility and perspective on its roleBMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j3982 (Published 30 August 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3982
- Simon Cockill, GP locum
- Shrewsbury, UK
Heneghan and colleagues’ article made me wonder whether the “evidence industry” has overheated.1 Guidance is good but to feel controlled undermines doctors’ autonomy and authority. Being a doctor is more than beating Google to proclaim the evidence.
Evidence should be right first time. After 25 years I find that antibiotics can once again be taken with the pill, and I have a suspicion that low fat diets are being replaced …