Introducing evidence surveillance as a research stream

I've taken a little while to get this post done because I've been waiting for my recently-published article to go from online-first to being citeable with volume and page numbers. Last year, I was asked to write an editorial on the topic of industry influence on clinical evidence for the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, … Continue reading Introducing evidence surveillance as a research stream

Do pharmaceutical companies have too much influence over the evidence base?

Imagine you are a doctor and you have a patient sitting with you in your office. You have already diagnosed your patient with a condition. Treatment for this condition will definitely include prescribing the patient with one or more drugs. And, because the condition is quite common, there are several government-subsidised drugs from which you … Continue reading Do pharmaceutical companies have too much influence over the evidence base?

Catherine D. DeAngelis leaves JAMA

The editorial describing her time at the journal is here. If you have access to the full version, watch out for the very big punch near the end. A visionary, or provoking deliberate change? Only time will tell. Still, it is very nice to see that she is leaving in the same fashion as she … Continue reading Catherine D. DeAngelis leaves JAMA

Special Issue Call for Papers about “Complexity” for Social Science & Medicine

Special Issue Call for Papers: Complexity in Health and Health Care Systems - News - Social Science & Medicine (ISSN 0277-9536) - Elsevier Social Science & Medicine have made a special call for papers dealing with complexity in health and health care. This includes new conceptualisations, methods, analysis of uncertainty, optimisation, self-organisation, emergence, non-linearity and … Continue reading Special Issue Call for Papers about “Complexity” for Social Science & Medicine

A very interesting way to find journals, authors and related publications

This tool allows you to insert either a whole abstract or some keywords, to find related journals, their influence and other benefits (like being available for free after a certain amount of time). It also allows you to find relevant authors and the relevant articles they write. I tried this tool on two recent drafts … Continue reading A very interesting way to find journals, authors and related publications