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OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19 death in 17 million patients
COVID-19 has rapidly affected mortality worldwide 1 . There is unprecedented urgency to understand who is most at risk of severe outcomes, requiring new approaches for timely analysis of largeExpand
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Factors associated with COVID-19-related death using OpenSAFELY
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has rapidly affected mortality worldwide1. There is unprecedented urgency to understand who is most at risk of severe outcomes, and this requires new approachesExpand
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Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients
17. Zhang SM, Cook NR, Albert CM, Gaziano JM, Buring JE, Manson JE. Effect of combined folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 on cancer risk in women: a randomized trial. JAMA 2008;300:2012-21. 18.Expand
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Test, Learn, Adapt: Developing Public Policy with Randomised Controlled Trials | Cabinet Office
‘Test, Learn, Adapt’ is a paper which the Behavioural Insights Team is publishing in collaboration with Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, and David Torgerson, Director of the University of YorkExpand
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Atypical antipsychotic augmentation in SSRI treatment refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundIn 2006, the National Institute of Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE) guidelines for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) recommended anti-psychotics as a class for SSRI treatmentExpand
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Opioid prescribing trends and geographical variation in England, 1998-2018: a retrospective database study.
BACKGROUND There is a call for greater monitoring of opioid prescribing in the UK, particularly of strong opioids in chronic pain, for which there is little evidence of clinical benefit. We aimed toExpand
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The opportunities and challenges of pragmatic point-of-care randomised trials using routinely collected electronic records: evaluations of two exemplar trials.
BACKGROUND Pragmatic trials compare the effects of different decisions in usual clinical practice. OBJECTIVES To develop and evaluate methods to implement simple pragmatic trials using routinelyExpand
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Who Owns the Data? Open Data for Healthcare
Research on large shared medical datasets and data-driven research are gaining fast momentum and provide major opportunities for improving health systems as well as individual care. Such open dataExpand
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The quality of the evidence for dietary advice given in UK national newspapers
Introduction: Newspaper reports advocating dietary intake changes may impact on dietary choice and food related health beliefs. The scientific basis and quality of evidence underpinning these reportsExpand
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