The Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) 2.0 Project
EBM 2.0 is a new collaborative Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) project aimed at fundamentally changing the way we practice and interpret EBM.
Recent revelations have demonstrated that our modern EBM approach over the last few decades (i.e. “EBM 1.0”) was fatally flawed resulting in gross overestimation of the true value of published clinical findings. Put simply, we thought that most published positive findings were true but it has turned out they were mostly false and unfortunately many aspects of our medical practice are now based on these false findings.
The flaws in EBM 1.0 are due to several statistical misunderstandings, including an underestimation of bias and its effect on the validity of statistical tests, as well as a fundamentally incorrect interpretation of the p value.
I have discussed how and why this occurred and suggested how we need to move forward as a medical community in this talk:
The revelations in the talk are game changing for the practice of medicine and as such this talk and/or the source articles are recommended essential viewing for:
- All doctors
- Across all specialties
- In all countries
(Please note that currently the talk is only available in English)
Spread the Word
Please share this EBM 2.0 project widely so we can start conversations with our colleagues and effect real change in the way we conduct and interpret EBM. Share this website and tweet about this with hashtag #EBM2. Advocate that you support #EBM2 (eg. in your twitter profile).
This is just the start of a project to fundamentally change EBM and how we care for our patients.
Comments, feedback and requests to disseminate this information via conferences and other forums are welcome.
Collaboration is keenly encouraged.