Executive Summary

  • About who is behind Brightwork Research Treatment Database.

Introduction

This is designed to provide evidence-based analysis of medical treatment without the traditional interference from medical entities with financial bias.

No Affiliations

We aren’t affiliated with anyone and are completely independent.

Who is the Primary Researcher?

The main site researcher is Shaun Snapp. He has been researching for 12 years and has written 26 books and thousands of articles. But he is better known as an IT researcher. He exposed many items in the industry, ranging from how the vendor and consulting firm partnership model led to false information being provided to software buyers to rigged research at Gartner and Forrester. Be it analysis of AI proposals or what new establishment IT media are pushing technology or product, Brightwork Research & Analysis has been consistently the most accurate source.

Inspiration

Very few MDs work in research that focuses on questioning research. one of our inspirations is objective research entities that support the consumer, like Consumer Reports. Another is Dr. John Ioannidis.

In this video, Dr. Ioannidis explains how the medical establishment has co-opted the term “evidence-based medicine” to whitewash non-evidence-based medicine — that is entirely profit-focused. 

At the 2:45 minute mark, Dr. Ioannidis shows a quote from his paper.

Evidence based medicine is widely tolerated only when it can produce mostly boring evidence reports that can be endorsed by experts and or serve vested interests. The very same people who were previously spitting when mentioning EBM, are now using the very same term to buttress their eminence based medicine claims to prestige by misusing the tools of EBM.

Profit Maximizing Versus Evidence-Based Medicine

Shaun Snapp started the site because, with a lifelong interest in health and medicine, after delving into the false information provided during the covid pandemic or plandemic, he found the same issues in medical research as in IT. That is, there are a bunch of prestigious entities (in IT, it is companies like Accenture, Deloitte, Gartner, and software vendors) that provide false information to software buyers. And he saw an opportunity to organize accurate medical information that the medical establishment would not cover. The correlation between bad research between IT and medicine is constantly reinforced the more BRTD performs research in different medical areas. For example, IT has faux research entities (Gartner, Forrester, IDC, etc.) and are paid by software vendors, and the more the vendors pay, the better they perform in their faux research rankings. And naturally, the biggest vendors, like SAP, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, and so on, can afford to pay the most. JD Power and Associates follow the same model in the car market.

In medicine, it is medical authorities like the FDA, CDC, NIH, hospitals, and MDs. All of the top officials in these authorities have massive undeclared financial conflicts of interest with pharma companies and or medical device manufacturers. It is the same basic model, which puts money ahead of what is true. And this means they are frequently wrong. Therefore, it is the same problem — which is corruption and unreliable but prestigious sources.

All of this is why medicine does not follow evidence-based approaches — which is called evidence-based medicine. One cannot both follow the evidence and maximize profits. The US medical system has shown a clear long-term preference for profits over evidence. This touches everything, including performing unnecessary surgeries, pushing through drugs that do not work, and many other items that put the MDs and major health entities first while putting patients last.

What is Our Opening?

This website research is designed to get accurate information in the medical field in the same way that Brightwork Research exposed so many items in the IT space. It is directed toward those trying to determine the best possible treatment and prevention for themselves.