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Perhaps the biggest challenge is to produce evidence that is sufficiently compelling to overcome existing biases about the direction health policy should take and what weight should be given to different types of evidence (e.g. anecdotal versus research,large studies versus better controlled studies, etc). In some cases, demonstrating that there is a consensus, or near consensus among researchers might carry more weight than trying to argue directly from the data itself.

Bill Gardner

George, that's an interesting observation. We do not have an easy method to demonstrate consensus among researchers. How would you propose to do it?

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