Category Archives: Statistics

ALL YOUR BAYES ARE BELONG TO US

You’re being tricked – by your own medical mind. Pretest probabilities mean more to your clinical work than you might think. While sensitivity, specificity and P value, the ‘gold standard’ of statistical validity, is not as universally applicable as many … Continue reading

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BATTLING BAD SCIENCE

A TED talk by epidemiologist Ben Goldacre, who hasn’t been taking his Ritalin lately. He’s quite entertaining, and during the second half of the talk, he also gets quite serious. Have a look.

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EXTREME SPORTS, RISK AND MICROMORTS

Living is dangerous. We’re all dying, but most of us strive to stay alive for as long as possible. Still, many of us want to explore and experience as much as we can in this time. This often puts us … Continue reading

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PIMP MY RISK

One of the hard things when reading articles or research is to figure out what’s actually going on. How much better is this new treatment? How big is the risk of adverse effects? Is there any clinical significance? Should I … Continue reading

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