Testing Treatments

A book for both the public and professionals, translated to 17 languages. Inspired the formation of the Informed Health Choices project.

Testing Treatments - the book

Testing Treatments was written for the public in 2006 and updated in 2011, and provided a starting point for development of the Informed Health Choices Key Concepts. The free online version has been downloaded over 130 000 times and translated to 15 languages.

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professions.

(from the back cover of the English edition)


Access the English language book for free online or as a PDF file, an audio book, or purchase from the publisher.

Access the translated book in 14 other languages: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Turkish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Russian, and Danish.

Citation: Evans I, Thornton H, Chalmers I, Glasziou P. Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. Second Edition. London: Pinter & Martin Ltd, 2011.

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