1-2 Anecdotes are unreliable evidence

People often believe that improvements in a health problem (e.g. recovery from a disease) was due to having received a treatment. Similarly, they might believe that an undesirable health outcome was due to having received a treatment. However, the fact that an individual got better after receiving a treatment does not mean that the treatment caused the improvement, or that others receiving the same treatment will also improve. The improvement might have occurred even without treatment.

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This book has been shown in two randomized trials to improve peoples' understanding of risk in the context of health care choices.

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