The Individual Error...

Sherri Loeb sherriloeb at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 18 18:46:43 UTC 2013


Bob:
Very well put. That is the problem with epidemiologist who make a decision
based on the general public. The general public is just that...a
generalization of everyone. While we must have some type of evidence based
medicine at some point, the evidence runs out and that is where a good
physician comes in and uses his/her experience and treats the patient as an
individual and not as a statistic. Until we can get all physicians to
believe that patient A is different than patient B we will continue to do
harm.

Sherri


On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM, Robert Bell <rmsbell at esedona.net> wrote:

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> Get the pharmaceutical industry do more studies to be able to define
> dosing in mg per Kg!
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> Rob Bell
>
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> On Dec 17, 2013, at 4:47 PM, Bob Gorman <bgorman at KNCELL.ORG> wrote:
>
> Friends,
> The Individual Error, I define as: when a patient is treated as one of a
> statistical group rather than the Individual they are, and damage or death
> occurs.
>
> In many cases it's considered good medical practice to go with the
> statistics; it certainly avoids a lot of lawsuits.
>
> Regardless of how many studies of hundreds and thousands of hypothetical
> 'subjects', the only person to ever enter your examining room is always an
> Individual. Their strengths, weaknesses, allergies, tolerances, habits,
> etc. are very specific to them.
>
> Let's look at an example I created to explain what I mean.
> You have 100 Individual patients who weigh 100 lbs. and you have 100
> Individual patients who weigh 300 lbs. The statisticians would say you have
> 200 patients with an average weight of 200 lbs. even tho you don't have a
> single patient that weighs 200 lbs. Based on this, good medical practice
> would prescribe medication and other procedures for a 200 lb. person, for
> each of your 200 patients.
>
> This would guarantee that you over prescribe for 100 of your patients, and
> under prescribe for the other 100. Absolutely NO patient will receive
> appropriate prescribing...
>
> If you're lucky, all 200 of your patients will be slightly irritated; if
> you're not lucky all 200 of your patients will die.
>
> What are your thoughts???
>
> Bob
>
> --
>  The Individual is statistically insignificant;
> Statistics is individually insignificant!
>
> - Bob Gorman
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