On the fallacy of labs

Tom Benzoni benzonit at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 10 00:03:23 UTC 2019


This starts in med school.
Absolutism is a trait selected for in our students then reinforced by
testing methods.
Tom Benzoni


On Thu, May 9, 2019, 15:51 Edward Hoffer <ehoffer at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think the larger issue is doctors learning to use sensitivity and
> specificity when they interpret lab results rather than simply thinking of
> a test as positive or negative.
> Ed
>
> On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 1:11 PM Robert Bell <rmsbell200 at yahoo.com> wrote:
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>> Would accuracy rankings on all tests reported help by promoting research
>> to improve the test, and also lead to fewer errors in diagnosis?
>>
>> Rob Bell, M.D.
>>
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>> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On May 9, 2019, at 9:48 AM, Edward Hoffer <ehoffer at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> h
>> ttps://www.whatswrongwithhealthcareinamerica.com/2019/03/my-last-doctor-said-i-had-lupus.html
>> <https://www.whatswrongwithhealthcareinamerica.com/2019/03/my-last-doctor-said-i-had-lupus.html>
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>> Edward P Hoffer MD
>> Associate Professor of Medicine, part-time, Harvard
>> Treasurer, SIDM
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