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Professor Carl Heneghan features on BBC Radio 4 – Inside Health

Myth busting commonly used and abused terms in health care

Professor Carl Heneghan discusses statistical significance as part of a special Radio 4 myth-busting series on Inside Health with Dr Mark Porter.

Around 40,000 clinical trials are published each year, but what makes a trial result statistically significant and how can researchers determine whether a result is going to make a real difference to patients in practice – i.e. is it clinically significant?

Professor Carl Heneghan and Glasgow-based GP Dr Margaret McCartney explain.

Listen to the programme here (21:35 on the clock)

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