Letters Lies, damned lies, and the NHS

More “how to lie with statistics” in the NHS

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4582 (Published 23 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4582
  1. Nigel Edwards, chief executive
  1. Nuffield Trust, London W1G 7LP, UK
  1. nigel.edwards{at}nuffieldtrust.org.uk

Oliver gives a good summary of eight ways numbers are misused in the NHS to support arguments.1 We might add a few more, mostly in relation to money:

  1. Confuse real terms figures for funding with the cash amount so that inflation is ignored. …

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