So here’s a damning list of all the problems of EBM
- Selective Publication
- Rigged outcomes
- Reprint Revenues
- Bribery of Journal Editors
- Publication Bias
- Financial Conflicts of Interests
Killing for profit, Jason Fung, 12 AprilMy comment, after thanking Dr Fung for his post, was short: I think we need to re-orientate the incentives away from activities, publications, and other surrogate indicators, and focus entirely on outcomes that are meaningful to ordinary people: longevity, infant mortality, Disability Adjusted Life Years etc. In the abstract, this sounds difficult, but my suggestion of a new financial instrument could help.