Junior doctors express anger over government’s use of misleading statistics

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Junior doctors express anger over government’s use of misleading statistics

Junior doctors and senior academics gathered outside Whitehall this morning to protest against claims about weekend deaths in hospitals. The group delivered a letter to the Department of Health along with the a giant copy of a popular book around medical statistics, “How To Read A Paper” by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh which provides a clear explanation of the principles of evidence-based medicine.

Earlier this week Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that stroke victims were 20 percent more likely to die at the weekend, a statistic junior doctors say is false and damaging.

London based junior doctor Dominic Pimenta explains what the anger is all about.

 

 

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