Only 23 percent of stories adequately mentioned how much a treatment costs
Only 28 percent addressed benefits, and just 35 percent discussed the quality of the evidence the story is based on
Only 38 talked about alternative options to the new treatment
This is kind of disheartening. Makes you wonder how much of this information wellness professionals should pass along to clients, colleagues and even family members. Considering the source does help, at least a bit.
The New York Times, The Washington Post generally got high grades (with a few missteps), and USAToday usually got it right too. Major TV networks scored low-- a lot.