From the reviews:
"The aim is principally to assist the public in comprehending and interpreting health benefit and risk information, and provide them with the basic methods that will allow them to make their own judgements. … A significant feature of the book is the introduction of a new way of assisting the reader to conceptualise the absolute risk or benefit to an individual. … It could be used as a reference book by a member of the public … ." (Roy Mooney, SCOPE, June, 2008)
This thought-provoking book is both a "should and must-read" book for anyone who makes decisions or considers the advice and recommendations of others.
The book does an outstanding job of establishing a theoretical basis for their premise and then walking the readers through example after example of its application.
One side benefit of this read is that you'll gain a much better understanding of the kinds of questions you should be asking before making such decisions, and why.
It is an interesting book and a very easy read. It makes me aware of some issues in health benefit and risk reporting, especially in the public media. Read morePublished on September 18, 2010 by Amazon Customer
This book give me a new insight how to evaluate the invidual versus the population risk. The same data with the theater representation can be very usfull for individual decisionPublished on May 23, 2008 by Juan Ruiz