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Simple tools for understanding risks: from innumeracy to insight

Gigerenzer, Gerd and Edwards, Adrian G. 2003. Simple tools for understanding risks: from innumeracy to insight. British Medical Journal 327 (7417) , pp. 741-744. 10.1136/bmj.327.7417.741

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Abstract

Bad presentation of medical statistics such as the risks associated with a particular intervention can lead to patients making poor decisions on treatment. Particularly confusing are single event probabilities, conditional probabilities (such as sensitivity and specificity), and relative risks. How can doctors improve the presentation of statistical information so that patients can make well informed decisions?

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0267-0623
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:36
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/66821

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