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This cartoon by Hywel Williams says: Make sure treatment effects are measured in terms that are important to patients.

  • Format Cartoons
  • Language/s English
  • Target Audience Self-directed learning
  • EBM Stage 3 - Appraising evidence
  • Duration <5 mins
  • Difficulty Intermediate

Key Concepts addressed


A study of topical minoxidil for female pattern hair loss showed a statistically significant improvement in trichogram counts, but the women did not notice any difference. The authors suggested that minoxidil was effective for this condition. The women had a different view.

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