How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories

@article{Schwitzer2008HowDU,
  title={How Do US Journalists Cover Treatments, Tests, Products, and Procedures? An Evaluation of 500 Stories},
  author={Gary Schwitzer},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={1645 - 1650}
}
N ews stories about new treatments, tests, products, and procedures appear daily. Such reporting should ideally be accurate, balanced, and complete so that health care consumers are properly informed and ready to participate in decision making about their health care. If reporting is inaccurate, imbalanced, or incomplete, consumers may have unrealistic expectations and demand of their physicians care that would be of little value or even harmful. Is the news media doing a good job of reporting… CONTINUE READING
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