Are Doctors confused by Statistics?

Do doctors really understand test results?

BBC Health News
Some doctors have a poor grasp of statistics, making it hard for patients to make the right treatment choices.

A new book – Risk Savvy: How to Make Good Decisions – by Gerd Gigerenzer – one prominent statistician, expert in uncertainty and decision-making – says they have a poor, imperfect grasp of statistics… and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment…

Read Do doctors understand test results? by William Kremer, BBC World Service, news/magazine-28166019, 7 July 2014.

Watch How simple heuristics can improve medical decision making over much more complex solutions and Our Common Misunderstandings surrounding Risk and Statistics videos.

Author: DES Daughter

Activist, blogger and social media addict committed to shedding light on a global health scandal and dedicated to raise DES awareness.

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