Steven Woloshin, MD, MS
Lisa M. Schwartz, MD, MS
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH.
University of California Press
The goal of this book is to help you better understand health information by teaching you about the numbers behind the messages—the medical statistics on which the claims are based. The book will also familiarize you with risk charts, which are designed to help you put your health concerns in perspective. By learning to understand the numbers and knowing what questions to ask, you’ll be able to see through the hype and find the credible information—if any—that remains.
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*see Woloshin, et al., NEJM (2020)
How Consumers Interpret and Act on Results From At-Home COVID-19 Self-test Kits A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine 2022;182(3):332-341.
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