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Discussion in 'PsychoSocial ME/CFS News' started by Trish, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. large donner

    large donner Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes I noticed that. What I meant by external appointment in inverted commas was the potential that certain people maybe did some influencing in the back scratching circles.

    Tovey out and a psychiatrist in is a scenario that could well suit those certain people.
     
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  3. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Judging by the Cochrane Crowd advert Gotzsche was right - Cochrane might as well now be called the Trump Collaboration or the Instagram Collaboration or the Elsevier Collaboration - everything is reduced to the lowest level because that is where the money flows. Pity it was originally supposed to be about the opposite - the highest level.
     
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    They proved that these do not exist - something to do with chaps with bits of wood on the end of long strings whirling round.
     
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    How about UpToDate? Can we show that this was critically influenced by Cochrane?
     
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    It does make me wonder which areas she was in charge of as the deputy editor and how these relate to the issues that have been raised with Cochrane.
     
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    It could be argued that this appointment, which may very well be the natural and correct one, has made life difficult for Cochrane.

    Under the old regime it could have been said that changes have been made. We have reconsidered the matter in light of those changes and are now satisfied that this review complies with our standards and it is reinstated. This line is harder to run now that it can be suggested, whether fairly or not, that the appointment was made with a view to reaching that outcome. They may now have to be ultra cautious, which would benefit the current position. Commercial credibility is at stake.
     
  8. Barry

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    "evidence synthesis" is not a word combination that inspires confidence. Hope I'm just missing something.
     
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