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Relative Risk vs Absolute Risk Reduction

Relative Risk vs Absolute Risk Reduction

I have written often and spoken repeatedly to so many of my patients about relative versus absolute risk.  This is so widespread in the medical literature, scientific literature and even in all advertising.  I am always waiting for that “aha moment” when you understand how relative risk management is chicanery.  It is used to sell you product.  To amplify, inflate or conflate results. I am prompted to write this blog by a recent meta-analysis published in JAMA Neurology May 13,…

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How CEOs respond to a cancer diagnosis

How CEOs respond to a cancer diagnosis

In a recent contribution entitled This Doctor Believes Entrepreneurs Manage a Cancer Diagnosis Better Than Most I responded with the following.  It is the substance of a much larger discussion we should have.  “I have a diagnosis of cancer.”  Now what? Cancer Risk Benefit Management All CEOs make decisions based on only 75% of the evidence. You never have 100% of the evidence. What you have stated here is that CEOs become active and not passive participants. The greatest danger of…

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