Medical Statistics Don't Always Mean What They Seem to Mean

Medical statistics are often misunderstood (perhaps up to 72.381672 percent of the time). Sometimes they're consciously spun. More often they're just phrased in an opaque way. Given all the stories in recent weeks on cancer screening (mammograms, psa tests, pap tests), the effectiveness of medicines, drugs and supplements (statins, tamoxifen, vitamin D), not to mention the focus on the health care bill, it is a good time to briefly discuss a few better ways to present medical...Full Story
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