September 12, 2007

Study Bias Everywhere

This week's CNE Health blog is about the War on Study Bias. Scott Gottleib warns against government biases in medical cost-effectiveness studies, adding to the complexity of dealing with funding bias. I find it interesting that people are much more ready to attribute bias to corporate interests than to government interests, as if being labeled a government organisation suddenly made its members and overall behavior completely unselfish and unbiased. Maybe it is the ease with which we can come up with selfish, minimum-research explanations of corporate behavior (it wants to make money) that makes government organisations look neutral.

Posted by Anders3 at September 12, 2007 10:20 AM