What is different about evidence-based health information?
Evidence-based health information aims to be objective and to communicate the best research results. We will let you know what has been proven and what is still unknown. This means that our information does not claim to have all the answers.
We aim to find the best research that might help you when you think about your options, talk to your doctor and make your decisions. And we will continue to watch the evidence as it grows, to see when the knowledge base on a topic changes: what new treatments there are, what safety concerns have emerged and where there is growing certainty about what works and what does not work.
The evidence has limits. We do not yet know for sure all that we need to know about the effects of health care. When the evidence ends, we are left with people’s opinions, best guesses, hopes and fears. Evidence needs to be combined with your values as the patient and the experience of your health professionals.