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By Steven Woloshin M.D.M.S., Lisa M. Schwartz M.D.M.S., H. Gilbert Welch M.D. M.P.H.

Every day we're bombarded by means of tv advertisements, public provider bulletins, and media studies caution of dire dangers to our overall healthiness and providing options to assist us reduce these hazards. yet lots of those messages are incomplete, deceptive, or exaggerated, leaving the common individual misinformed and stressed. Know Your Chances is a full of life, available, and punctiliously researched ebook which can support shoppers style via this day-by-day barrage via instructing them the right way to interpret the numbers in the back of the messages. In transparent and straightforward steps, the authors—all of them employees physicians on the Veterans management scientific heart in White River Junction, Vermont—take the secret out of scientific records. by means of studying to appreciate the clinical information and realizing what inquiries to ask, readers might be in a position to see in the course of the hype and discover what—if any—credible details continues to be. The book's easy-to-understand charts may help traditional humans placed their health and wellbeing issues into perspective.This brief, reader-friendly quantity will foster communique among sufferers and medical professionals and supply the fundamental critical-thinking talents precious for navigating brand new complicated well-being landscape.

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For a little more practice, here’s a table for another fictional drug, this one called Pridclo. This drug is for people who already have heart disease (that is, they have already had a heart attack). After you read the table, try taking the quiz that follows. Outcome (Time frame: over 2 years) Dying from a heart attack or stroke 48 C AN I REDUCE M Y R I SK ? Starting Risk (Placebo group) Modified Risk (Pridclo group) 3% 2% For people with heart disease, who is less likely to die from a heart attack or stroke in the next 2 years: someone who takes Pridclo or someone who takes a placebo?

5 percent? Actually, both figures are correct. They are just two different ways of framing the answer. 5 percent risk. 5 percent risk in absolute terms. 5 percentage point difference” to make it clear that they are describing an absolute risk reduction. ) The correct answer is e. All of the statements are true. Now that you have good information about the starting and modified risks, you are faced with deciding whether this difference is big or small (or big enough to make it worth taking a pill).

23 For much of this book, we focus on the chance of dying. In this chapter, we provide ways to get perspective on this chance. We’ll start by taking age and sex into account to help you see how a risk applies to you as an individual. Finally, we’ll add another kind of perspective: how one disease compares to others. In this chapter and the next, we’ll introduce you to the “risk charts” that provide this perspective. These charts show the chance that people of differ-​ ent ages will die from various causes.

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