Score and ignore: A radio listener's guide to ignoring health stories

  • Author: Kevin McConway, David Spiegelhalter
  • Published: Oct 11, 2012 - From issue: Volume 9 Issue 5 (October 2012)
  • Doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2012.00611.x

Do you shout at the morning radio when a story about a medical “risk” is distorted, exaggerated, mangled out of all recognition? Does your annoyance ruin your breakfast? You are not alone. Kevin McConway and David Spiegelhalter have developed a defence strategy to save their start‐of‐the‐day sanity. Strike back at the presenters! And make it personal …

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