Saturday, February 20, 2010

Duly noted

Following my posting on best practices, David Rothman, Community's blogging librarian, chided me this week with a copy of "Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomized controlled trials," an article by Smith & Pell from BMJ several years ago.

The article concluded:
As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to a rigorous evaluation by using randomized controlled trials. . . .We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidenced based medicine organized and participated in a double blind, randomized, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.
Satire duly noted.

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