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Medical Decision Making

Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication

Events - Medical Decision Making

21/02/2019, Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Centre for Mathematical Sciences - University of Cambridge

Professor Talya Miron-Shatz talks about how people understand - or misunderstand - medical information

Prof. Miron-Shatz’s talks about her work, which deals with the way people understand (or misunderstand) medical information. Specifically, she discusses comprehension of probabilities in genetic counseling, breast cancer, and fertility. She shares findings showing presentation formats that improve comprehension but also shows how probabilistic information is pushed aside in the decision making process.