Helping Reporters Play the Medical Numbers Game

June 2003
Nieman Reports;Summer2003, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p64
Gives advice to medical reporters regarding techniques in assessing the significance of statistical numbers and claims. Discussion on cause-and-effect links in reporting; Factors to consider when covering stories about disease outbreaks and patterns; Attributes of a wise medical journalists. INSET: What makes a good medical reporter?.


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