Early reporting of unproven technologies

Does more harm than good: “This practice of early reporting of technologies before they are proven safe or effective introduces unprecedented bias in to any trial: bias for the research subjects, bias of the researcher’s perceptions of the technology, and bias for the public at large. The patient who didn’t fare so well is never brought forward – this would too unseemly for the institution, the doctor-researcher, and the company’s aspiration to sell their device.”

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