3. Stuff Ups 1June 14, 2013
You go to the doctor with lower back pain.
The doc recommends an MRI scan. A problem is identified and an operation, perhaps, recommended. But here is the problem. The back problem identified in the scan may not be the cause of the pain.
In maths this is called FALSE ATTRIBUTION.
You get all the pain – financial and physical – but no gain.
You will find a very interesting discussion of this problem The Health Report, Radio National, ABC.
Dentists suffer a higher incidence of lower back pain … Maybe from prancing around in towels in front of mirrors. Wait. That was only a small sample of 10 paid dentists.
No conclusion can be drawn.