More unbiased studies? More reliable documentation of treatment results? More communication between researchers?
Finn, yes - yes- and yes, as always, you are so correct on all three, especially the communication area, the bane of all is communication or should we say lack of, in any area of daily activities it is the lack of communication that causes most problems.
In this supposed "high tech" world we live in, information is as stagnant as it ever was, I think as everyone visits their doctor and mentions some new concept or theory and the medical professional states "I have never heard of that", we all wonder why not, as countless articles in medical journals have discussed it, why? as you said, more communication is needed and more medical professionals need to make sure they are more involved in keeping up to date.
Even if the information is antidotal, it is still information that "may" be extremely valid in another study, this small bit of info may be the key to another study, another formula etc etc..
But with the mind boggling amount of information available now, most of it stays in transition or is overlooked or corrupted by various external properties.
One can find endless websites devoted to MS and other diseases, untold numbers of technical and medical forums and websites with complex, technical information posted (that most need a magical decoder ring to understand), one would be inclined to suggest a central data base, specifically for each situation or disease , where all info can be kept and then accessed for review, of coarse this would take terabytes of space and then we have the pesky problem of getting people to actually use it, and then of coarse the interpretation of the data and how that is applied.
Perhaps we should look to the past and have a world wide network of tin cans connected by string and pass information across that network, we might be surprised how similar it is to what we have now..