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Harms in healthcare

The Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences will present a unique insight on the individual and institutional self-interests in research, combined with increased global competition that are currently leading to substantial harms in healthcare.  In addition, a growing body of research on adverse drug reactions has uncovered that there is considerable room for improvement in the public understanding of this little known area.  We will question whether  medicine is broken – do patients and the public ever fully understand what doctors, academics and regulators have been permitted to do to them and ­what would their reaction be? How the media contribute to harms and the growing problem of overdiagnosis, creating patients from a healthy population. We’ll also discuss the impact of a £500 million deficit in the public purse from stockpiling the controversial flu drug Tamiflu.

This event is part of the University of Oxford’s Alumni Weekend programme. The event is open to all, including members of the public.  

In partnership with Kellogg College.







Department seminars:

Forthcoming events

The Research Cycle PPI Workshops 2019

Public Event

Monday, 07 January 2019 to Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 12am - 1am

The NIHR CLAHRC Oxford, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre will be running a series of eight workshops in 2019 for patients and members of the public.

IV Workshop on Migration, Health and Well-Being

Sunday, 05 May 2019 to Monday, 06 May 2019

American-European Health Economics Study Group - IV Edition

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 to Thursday, 04 July 2019

This study group provides a forum for bringing together graduates and researchers who wish to discuss their work-in-progress in any area of health economics.