Testing treatments interactive (TTi): Helping to equip the public to promote better research for better health care

Yaolong Chen*, Iain Chalmers, Adib Essali, Emtithal Rezk, Kehu Yang, Qi Wang, Liang Yao, Gerd Antes, Simon Ledinek, Paul Glasziou, Douglas Badenoch, Patricia Atkinson, Matt Penfold, Amanda Burls, Ben Goldacre, Giordano Pérez Gaxiola, Vicente Ruiz García, Marimar Ubeda, Eukene Ansuategi, Jose Ignacio EmparanzaPhilippe Ravaud, Isabelle Boutron, Agnès Dechartres Ludovic Trinquart, Elise Diard, Livia Puljak, Damir Sapunar, Roberto D'Amico, Paola Mosconi, Marco Annoni, Sara Balduzzi, Cinzia Colombo, Giulio Formoso, Manuela Martini, Anna Roberto, Kjetil Olsen, Gro Jamtvedt, Atle Fretheim, Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Lillebeth Larun, Lene Kristine Juvet, Liv Merete Reinar, Berit Gallefoss Denstad, Karla Soares-Weiser, Antonio Jose Grande, Florentino Cardoso, Vasiliy V. Vlassov, Nik Makretsov, Ragnar Levi, M. Måns Rosén, M. Metin Gülmezoglu, TTi Editorial Alliance

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Abstract

Testing Treatments is a book written to help everyone understand why testing treatments is so important, why treatment tests have to be fair, and how everyone can help to promote better research for better health care. The book proved to be very popular and its second edition has already been translated into a dozen languages, with more translations in the pipeline. The texts of the original English and all the translations are feely downloadable from Testing Treatments interactive at www.testingtreatments.org. The editors of all the different language websites have established an TTi Editorial Alliance, to share experiences and provide each other with mutual support. The TTi Editorial Alliance seeks to promote a world in which health professionals, patients and the public use reliable research to inform their health decisions. Its missions are (i) To promote a global network, involving members of the public in partnership with professionals, to communicate and discuss basic principles and general knowledge about testing treatments; (ii) to help the public increase critical thinking and skills in accessing, apprehending, appraising and using research evidence; and (iii) to help patients and the public to participate more actively in health research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Medicine
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2015
Externally publishedYes

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