Centre for Biostatistics Seminar - A random walk through outcomes based research for healthcare
|Dates:||14 October 2019|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Speaker:||Professor Jamie Kirkham|
Our next seminar talk is at 2pm on Monday 14 Oct, in Room 2.327 Jean McFarlane Building. Professor Jamie Kirkham will be speaking.
Title: A random walk through outcomes based research for healthcare
Abstract: Randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of trials examine evidence of safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness of interventions to provide guidance and recommendations to support decisions about treatment. Such evidence-based decisions rely on an unbiased summary of the study results. However, research has shown that there are a series of biases that may affect the validity of the medical literature. This talk will take the audience on a journey through some of these issues, with Jamie as the guide on a random walk through the evidence. We will explore some of the empirical evidence of the biases that exist, and the potential statistical and non-statistical solutions to these problems.
Travel and Contact Information
Jean McFarlane Building