Statistics: friend or foe? It's a damned minefield

Either way, says this GP, we need to keep banging our drums statistically accurately wherever we can
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Anything and everything GPs do is rooted in evidence. There is not a clinical decision that we make that doesn’t involve considerations of probabilities, epidemiology and pathophysiology.

Our daily decisions are based on the latest medical evidence, our training and our experience — and we do this to stack the dice in our favour.