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Risk, Chance, and Causation : Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Author: Michael B Bracken
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013.
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"The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly is actually meant by "increased risk" should we worry if we are told that we are at twice the risk of developing an illness? And how do we interpret "reduced risk" to properly assess the benefits of noisily  Read more...
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Bracken, Michael B., 1942-
Risk, chance, and causation.
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012045173
(OCoLC)813392880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Bracken
ISBN: 9780300189551 0300189559
OCLC Number: 849928778
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Economics) 2013
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""ONE: Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease""; ""TWO: Chance and Randomness""; ""THREE: Risk""; ""FOUR: Randomization and Clinical Trials""; ""FIVE: More Trials and Some Tribulations""; ""SIX: Harm""; ""SEVEN: Screening, Diagnosis, and Prognosis""; ""EIGHT: A Statistical Sojourn""; ""NINE: Disease Clusters""; ""TEN: Genetics and the Genome""; ""ELEVEN: The Study of Mankind Is Man: Reflections on Animal Research""; ""TWELVE: Celebrity Trumps Science"" ""THIRTEEN: Replication and Pooling""""FOURTEEN: Bias in Publication and Reporting""; ""FIFTEEN: Causes""; ""SIXTEEN: Ultimate Causation""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography and Further Reading""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""R""; ""S""; ""T""; ""U""; ""V""; ""W""; ""X""; ""Y""; ""Z""
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