Radioactive Times: LLRC Journal

Hilarious quotations #2

Report from Radioactive Times Volume 3, Number 2, October 1999 (content not updated)

For mapping rare cancers it is important that risks are standardised and smoothed in an appropriate manner in order to avoid conveying false information. Without such methodology spuriously elevated risks will be produced resulting in unjustified concern in the corresponding population.

M. Smans and J. Esteve: "Practical Approaches to Disease Mapping" in Paul Elliott et al. Geographical and Environmental Epidemiology: Methods for Small Area Studies
Oxford University Press (1992)

On the other hand,with such methodology spuriously reduced risks will be produced resulting in unjustified unconcern in the corresponding government agencies.

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