I traveled to Dartmouth College in July. My journey to Hanover, N.H., included four days of intensive instruction from epidemiologists about how to accurately report research results. For example, if a research study shows a 50-percent decrease in the risk of death, what does that mean?... The dean of Mayo Clinic Medical School mentioned this year that this has changed. Most medical schools now include risk-analysis instruction. Still, our Dartmouth presenter said researchers often present data in ways that don't match their findings.
Post-Bulletin by Jeff Hansel, 12/2011