Reporters and medical news


As much as poor Gardiner Harris (medical reporter for the New York Times) gets bashed at almost every CME conference I've been to, you have to admit that he tries pretty hard to get things right. But so many mainstream media reporters just don't understand the medical/scientific (much less CME) news they write about. Check out this post by Joe Rominiecki on the Acronym blog, where he points to both this excellent article -- Bad medical writing hurts public health -- and proposes that associations take a more active role in ensuring reporters get it right when they report findings from major medical conferences.

I think he might be onto something...

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