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How can we all best use scientific evidence?

How can we enhance the use of scientific evidence?


The Academy of Medical Sciences has been undertaking a project to examine how the generation, trustworthiness and communication of scientific evidence can be enhanced to strengthen its role in decisions by patients, carers, healthcare professionals and others about the benefits and harms of medicines. The final report has been prepared by an Oversight Group with a diverse range of expertise, chaired by Professor Sir John Tooke FMedSci, and was underpinned by extensive engagement with citizens, patients and healthcare professionals, as well as with other key stakeholders across the biomedical sector.