Everyday clinical decisions are based on "statistically" significant or non-significant results, with an exaggerated credit given to statistics. This is due to the interesting dichotomy that statistics respond to: to perform a surgery or not, to give a treatment or not. However, statistics rely on the law of probability and cannot provide definite judgments. This manuscript aims to highlight the statistical flaws in clinical practice from a simple perspective for surgeons.

Mjaess, G., Albisinni, S., Aoun, F., Karam, A., Abi Tayeh, G., Sarkis, J., et al. (2022). To what extent should we trust statistics?. EUROPEAN SURGERY, 54(1), 50-53 [10.1007/s10353-021-00708-w].

To what extent should we trust statistics?

Albisinni S.;
2022-01-01

Abstract

Everyday clinical decisions are based on "statistically" significant or non-significant results, with an exaggerated credit given to statistics. This is due to the interesting dichotomy that statistics respond to: to perform a surgery or not, to give a treatment or not. However, statistics rely on the law of probability and cannot provide definite judgments. This manuscript aims to highlight the statistical flaws in clinical practice from a simple perspective for surgeons.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/24
English
Evidence-based medicine
Clinical practice
Surgery
Probability
Numbers
Mjaess, G., Albisinni, S., Aoun, F., Karam, A., Abi Tayeh, G., Sarkis, J., et al. (2022). To what extent should we trust statistics?. EUROPEAN SURGERY, 54(1), 50-53 [10.1007/s10353-021-00708-w].
Mjaess, G; Albisinni, S; Aoun, F; Karam, A; Abi Tayeh, G; Sarkis, J; Roumeguere, T
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