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Understanding Statistics

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It’s all about reading and interpreting statistics


Risk increased by 500%! Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But is it in every case? A risk describes the possibility of an unwanted event. It does not say that you will experience this. Figures can be misleading. To understand figures correctly, the context is important. And not every dramatic headline on medicines is fact-based and reliable.


Three examples.

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