Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library

Welcome to the Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library (CARL).  Learning resources are organised by Key Concepts essential to understanding fair comparisons of treatments and to help people evaluate claims about health care interventions. The Key Concepts are shown on the menu to the right.

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Stroke

Another example of unnecessary research, yet again because the results of preceding studies had not been gathered together and analyzed, […]

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Herceptin

Commercial companies are not alone in trumpeting the advantages of new treatments while down-playing drawbacks. Professional hype and enthusiastic media […]

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Avandia

2010 saw another drug – rosiglitazone, better known by the trade name Avandia – hitting the headlines because of unwanted […]

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Vioxx

Although drug-testing regulations have been tightened up considerably, even with the very best drug-testing practices there can be no absolute […]

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