Chapter 10. Medicine and the Media: Good Information or Misleading Hype?
- Nick Freemantle1 and
- Suzanne Hill2
Published Online: 5 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2004 by Blackwell Science Ltd
Evaluating Pharmaceuticals for Health Policy and Reimbursement
How to Cite
Ray, M., Schwartz, L. M. and Woloshin, S. (2007) Medicine and the Media: Good Information or Misleading Hype?, in Evaluating Pharmaceuticals for Health Policy and Reimbursement (eds N. Freemantle and S. Hill), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470994719.ch10
Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham,Birmingham,UK
Faculty of Health,University of Newcastle,Newcastle, Australia
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2007
- Published Print: 1 AUG 2004
Print ISBN: 9780727917843
Online ISBN: 9780470994719
- mass media;
- medical technologies;
- health care;
- pharmaceutical industry
This chapter contains sections titled:
Cheer squad or watchdog?
Media coverage of medicine and health care influences the general public and physicians
How well do medical news stories cover medicine?
Balance of benefits and harms
Conflicts of interest
Can media coverage of medicine be improved?
When scepticism should be high
Medicalisation of ordinary experience
Preliminary research findings: meetings
Cost-effectiveness before effectiveness