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Erschienen in: European Surgery 1/2022

22.04.2021 | short communication

To what extent should we trust statistics?

verfasst von: MD Georges Mjaess, Simone Albisinni, Fouad Aoun, Aya Karam, Georges Abi Tayeh, Julien Sarkis, Thierry Roumeguère

Erschienen in: European Surgery | Ausgabe 1/2022

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Summary

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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Metadaten
Titel
To what extent should we trust statistics?
verfasst von
MD Georges Mjaess
Simone Albisinni
Fouad Aoun
Aya Karam
Georges Abi Tayeh
Julien Sarkis
Thierry Roumeguère
Publikationsdatum
22.04.2021
Verlag
Springer Vienna
Erschienen in
European Surgery / Ausgabe 1/2022
Print ISSN: 1682-8631
Elektronische ISSN: 1682-4016
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10353-021-00708-w