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Evans I, Thornton H, Chalmers I, et al. Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition. London: Pinter & Martin; 2011.

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Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition.

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Imogen Evans practised and lectured in medicine in Canada and the UK before turning to medical journalism at The Lancet. From 1996 to 2005 she worked for the Medical Research Council, latterly in research ethics, and has represented the UK government on the Council of Europe Biomedical Ethics Committee.

Hazel Thornton, after undergoing routine mammography, was invited to join a clinical trial, but the inadequate patient information led to her refusal. However, it also encouraged her advocacy for public involvement in research to achieve outcomes relevant to patients. She has written and spoken extensively on this topic.

Iain Chalmers practised medicine in the UK and Palestine before becoming a health services researcher and directing the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit and then the UK Cochrane Centre. Since 2003 he has coordinated the James Lind Initiative, promoting better controlled trials for better healthcare, particularly through greater public involvement.

Paul Glasziou is both a medical researcher and part-time General Practitioner. As a consequence of observing the gap between these, he has focused his work on identifying and removing the barriers to using high-quality research in everyday clinical practice. He was editor of the BMJ’s Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine, and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine in Oxford from 2003 to 2010. He is the author of several other books related to evidence-based practice. He is currently the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowship which he commenced at Bond University in July, 2010.

Copyright © 2011 Imogen Evans, Hazel Thornton, Iain Chalmers and Paul Glasziou.
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