Cherry picking the results of people in sub-groups can be misleading.Key Concepts addressed:
- 2-12 Subgroup analyses may be misleading
- 1-6 Expert opinion is not always right
- 3-3 Are the treatments practical in your setting?
To inoculate yourself against “significant” effects that might not improve health, have a look at papers by Ioannidis and Gotzsche. Want to know more about the risks of relying only on biomarkers? Here’s an explanation of their pitfalls at PubMed Health.
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