I lecture to doctor colleagues on some of the topics in this book and they often need reminding of the concepts Yet the book is appropriate for almost any audience, assuming ten years or so of decent education I recommend this book for the 99 % of people who don t know this material but have to deal with stuff in these contexts all the time.
And docs ought to know all this stuff cold instead of having to be reminded of what it means day to day.
This book is for those who look for the footnotes when reading about healthcare claims, who question the facts behind today s barrage of health risk messages Know Your Chances gently guides you through the hype in medical news, TV drug ads and pitches from advocacy groups Learn the critical thinking skills to interpret the statistics behind messages that are often incomplete, misleading or exaggerated.
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Patti RyanEditor and Publisher, A Fib.
com This book does a terrific job of helping us translate the mountain of healthcare claims we see and hear each dayon tv, in the hospital lobby, in the newspaper, and from researchers and volunteerseach with their own perspective Do you have the tools to evaluate claims of drug or treatment efficacy effectiveness These claims are often confusing and misleadingleading to erroneous decisions and conclusions on our part This short and simple discussion uses a variety of real life examples to show how easily we can be misleador simply mislead ourselves by not reading or listening carefully I have practiced pathology for 25 years and actively taught graduate medical studies addressing these types of problemsand I found the simple and straightforward discussions very, very helpful You owe it to yourself to be an informed and active participant in your own care.