Can measurements show if a treatment works?

Format: 2-16 Don’t confuse “statistical significance” with “importance”
Language/s: 3-4 - How certain is the evidence?
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An article discussing errors to avoid when testing treatments.

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This article discusses errors to avoid when testing treatments.

In the 1980s, millions of people had treatment with drugs intended to prevent sudden cardiac death. But it later turned out that the exact opposite happened: The drugs caused more people to die. What went wrong, and what can we learn from this experience?

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