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Ben Goldacre – How Medicine Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It

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15/04/2019 | 5.15 pm
Churchill College, Cambridge

Please note the subject of the talk has been updated to: How Medicine Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It

Ben Goldacre is a doctor, researcher, and best-selling author whose book “Bad Science” has sold over 500,000 copies. He runs the DataLab at the University of Oxford, building tools and services from health datasets; and advises government on better use of data and evidence. After his talk he will be in conversation with Michael Blastland, author, journalist, and BBC Radio 4 broadcaster.

Medicine presents itself as a data-driven enterprise, a model of best practice from which other fields can learn. The reality is more problematic: our plane flies, but it crashes more often than it needs to. These problems can all be fixed, but we need help. And from more than the usual players.

This event is the keynote event for the conference Policy for the future: fairness, equity and democracy held by the Bennett Institute for Public Policy.

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