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Do doctors understand test results?

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William Kremer, Do doctors understand test results? BBC World Service 2014
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Healthcare professionals and patients alike may have access to health statistics - for example, on the internet or in patient information leaflets - but actually understanding them fully in order to make informed choices may be a bit tricker.   'Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are - and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment...'    
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'Do doctors understand test results?' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28166019 By William Kremer BBC World Service Healthcare professionals and patients alike may have access to health statistics - for example, on the internet or in patient information leaflets - but actually understanding them fully in order to make informed choices may be a bit tricker. 'Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are - and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment...' 'Do doctors understand test results?' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28166019 By William Kremer BBC World Service Healthcare professionals and patients alike may have access to health statistics - for example, on the internet or in patient information leaflets - but actually understanding them fully in order to make informed choices may be a bit tricker. 'Are doctors confused by statistics? A new book by one prominent statistician says they are - and that this makes it hard for patients to make informed decisions about treatment...' William Kremer
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2014
Month published: 
July