We’ve systematically reviewed roughly 2,500 news stories since our debut in 2006. In 2015, we also started reviewing PR news releases as well. Click here for how those criteria slightly differ. Our review criteria consist of 10 different elements that we think all health care news stories and all health care news (press) releases about interventions should include. We think these criteria address the basic issues that consumers need to know in order to develop informed opinions about these interventions–and how/whether they matter in their lives. In some cases, it may be impossible or unreasonable for a story/release to address some of our criteria, in which case we’ll say so in our comments. We may rate certain such criteria as not applicable in some cases.