Trust in data

We rely on data to understand what is happening in the world. A letter to the BMJ shows that sometimes we should be careful about how accurate that data actually is:

“Even more striking, between 15,000 and 20,000 men have been admitted to obstetric wards each year since 2003, and almost 10,000 to gynaecology wards. Nearly 20,000 midwife “episodes” – NHS jargon for completed treatments – were with men.”

The Straight Statistics blog covers it here.

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