In this series we take another light-hearted look at writing styles that could be improved, particularly when communicating health economics research. If you recall, we started our little zoo of bad writing styles late last year with the Peacock. Here is another fairly common creature in health economics: Introducing……. the Termite
Welcome to the third in our series on Literature Search and Analysis. In the first two articles we covered the search process – how to decide the best approach to your question, and then how to retrieve your data effectively and ethically. In this article we address the actual data extraction; how to get a good worksheet that best supports evaluation and analysis.
The primary reason for performing health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) is to inform decisions – whether those decisions are about more research, or the use or value of a product or service. The key concept is that of INFORMING. If you are not communicating the results of your research adequately, it doesn’t matter how good it is – it won’t be fulfilling its primary function.
Taking a flippant (and heavily biased) approach, bad writing can be categorised by the (suspected) attitude or underlying motivation of the protagonist, who in this case is convinced that their writing rivals that of Shakespeare for poetry with a dash of JK Rowling for universal appeal. However, there are a number of different reasons for the type of writing they produce.
In this article we continue our discussion of the best way to conduct literature searches, review and analysis.
Should quotations be used in medical marketing materials? Quotations in Medical devices marketing materials can be highly effective, because to my mind they can have several functions.
We attended the 8th Annual ISMPP Meeting in April 2012 in Baltimore and asked attendees and speakers what can health economics and outcomes researchers gain from leveraging the expertise within the medical publications arena to better communicate the value of their research?
The power of a graph lies in its ability to convey a variety of complex relationships in a way that is difficult to describe in words, but is easily comprehended from a picture.
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We attended the 8th Annual ISMPP Meeting in April 2012 in Baltimore and asked attendees and speakers what they thought were the key motivations for health economics and outcomes researchers working together with medical publications professionals?
We attended the 8th Annual ISMPP Meeting in April 2012 in Baltimore and asked attendees and speakers What type of collaborative initiatives are currently emerging within the medical publications and pharmaceutical arena?
By Julie Stauffer (firstname.lastname@example.org) The statistics are staggering. According to one study, the average office worker is interrupted every 11 minutes and takes 25 minutes to return to the original task. Another estimate is that distractions swallow up a whopping 28% of the typical workday. In the face of a daily onslaught of email, phone [...]
The future of medical publishing might be e-publishing. Will there be a role for print journals?