Andy Oxman

Designation: Research Director, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Andy Oxman is a researcher in the Centre for Epidemic Interventions Research at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. His research over the past 35 years has focused on ways of helping people make informed choices about healthcare.

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Teaching critical thinking about health: impacts and implications

Claims about what might improve or harm our health are everywhere. Some of these claims are reliable, but many are not. People often don’t know how to tell the difference. Making decisions based on unreliable claims wastes resources and can result in unnecessary suffering. This problem was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which was accompanied by an “infodemic”— an overload of information, including false or misleading information.