Je ziet de uitschieter omdat het een uitschieter is: Omgaan met de verwarrende ‘regressie naar het gemiddelde’

Translated title of the contribution: You see the outlier because it is an outlier: dealing with the confusing ‘regression to the mean’

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Abstract

Symptoms are often at their worst when patients visit their doctor, and also get better without intervening. This can happen thanks to a phenomenon we call regression to the mean. A doctor appreciates that if they say ‘give it a few more days’, to check whether symptoms subside. In medical research, we also account for this, by having a control group as a comparison.
Translated title of the contributionYou see the outlier because it is an outlier: dealing with the confusing ‘regression to the mean’
Original languageDutch
Article numberD6979
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume166
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • regression to the mean

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