No, ER misdiagnoses are not killing 250,000 per year

This week a shocking headline was published: ER misdiagnoses kill up to 250,000 per year! Turns out this statistic is based on the death of just one man. In Canada. Over a decade ago…

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Hasnain says:

Perfect example of how to lie with statistics. I made some uncomfortable noises when I got to the part where they just changed the confidence interval cause the one they calculated seemed “too wide”.

“You may have heard the shocking headline this week that 250,000 people die every year in the US due to misdiagnosis in the ER.

You may be even more shocked to know that this statistic is extrapolated from the death of… just one man. In a Canadian ER. Over a decade ago.”

Posted on 2022-12-19T07:05:30+0000