Medical statistics – the odds are wrong

Medical statistics aren’t always what they appear – luckily for some the odds can be wrong. When a doctor tells you that you have a 30% chance of dying or a 90% chance of developing a certain illness, what do these “statistics” actually mean? or do they have any meaning? Watch The Undercover Philosopher’s video – if only for a bit of fun. It might even put your mind at rest!

Further Reading
The Undercover Philosopher’s book; click here: The Undercover Philosopher: A Guide to Detecting Shams, Lies, and Delusions

Before enjoying the video below, see Tim Harford’s article Making a lottery out of the law: ‘The cure for “bad statistics” isn’t “no statistics” — it’s using statistical tools properly’ (link)

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