Explained: screening, statistics, percentages and why we need mortality, rather than (5 year) survival figures

Why patients and doctors need risk explained in numbers and/or pictures, not in percentages.

Extremely useful BBC World Service interviews (22 June 2014) – from recording doctor-patient consultations, to doctors’ and patients’ understanding of health statistics and risk, including breast screening – programme available on i-player.


also – NB ‘Risk Savvy’ by Gerd Gigerenzer, Penguin http://www.penguin.co.uk


About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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