A radical transformation in healthcare decision making is needed

Good overview on how probabilities work in healthcare and medicine.

In many ways, healthcare is another example of where both fast and slow thinking co-exist:

  • fast thinking: anecdotes, what feels right
  • slow thinking: looking at the evidence, understanding probability

Debates on breast and prostate screening costs and benefits are but two examples.

The article argues correctly for greater emphasis on the latter.

A radical transformation in healthcare decision making is needed.

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