Yet another OBSERVATION vs. EVALUATION issue

Karsten Hilbert Karsten.Hilbert at gmx.net
Wed Aug 15 05:25:49 EDT 2012


On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 11:10:47AM +0200, Stef Verlinden wrote:

> Personallly i still think that any RISK or SEVERITY
> evaluation is completely worthless

You may want to define "worth" to put this into context.

> unless that evaluation AT
> contains a detailed protocol describing the criteria
> (preferably based on evidence based literature) on which
> that evalution is made. To come back to Gerard remarks, that
> also would mean that it decribes that the outcome high means
> that the risk for the event x in that particular situation
> is greater that y%.

Statistician's wet dreams, not clinical reality. It
typically doesn't apply to a specific patient just so.

Karsten
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