Table 2

 Evidence for 80 randomly selected recommendations from each of the medical television talk shows The Dr Oz Show and The Doctors

Evidence believableNumber (%) of recommendations (n=80)
By believabilityOverall
The Dr Oz Show
Evidence agreesYes17 (21.3)47 (46.3)
Intermediate9 (11.3)
No11 (13.8)
Evidence disagreesYes4 (5.0)12 (15.0)
Intermediate5 (6.3)
No3 (3.8)
No evidence31 (38.8)
The Doctors
Evidence agreesYes26 (32.5)50 (62.5)
Intermediate16 (20.0)
No8 (10.0)
Evidence disagreesYes3 (3.8)11 (13.8)
Intermediate7 (8.8)
No1 (1.3)
No evidence19 (23.8)