Reporting on health can be difficult. Copy editors plop “breathrough” into headlines. Green reporters don’t know the difference between a randomized clinical trial and an epi study. And, editors wants something sexy to take to the morning meeting.
So, we should have little mercy on gutted newsrooms of the nation. Then, we should call them out. Despite the above, it is not that hard to get it right. And, bad reporting is dangerous and helps perpetuate everything that is wrong with the health care system.
What is HealthNewsReview.org?
HealthNewsReview.org is a website dedicated to:
- Improving the accuracy of news stories about medical treatments, tests, products and procedures.
- Helping consumers evaluate the evidence for and against new ideas in health care.
We support and encourage the ABCs of health journalism.