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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Bracken
ISBN: 9780300188844 0300188846
OCLC Number: 891945264
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Economics) 2013
Description: XIII, 330 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Responsibility: Michael B. Bracken.

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A noted clinical epidemiologist shows how evidence-based medicine can help us understand and assess news about health risks, cures, and treatment "breakthroughs"  Read more...

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