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viernes, 24 de febrero de 2017

The Normalization Fallacy

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PulmCCM - Feb23, 2017 - By Scott Aberegg
...Several years ago we coined the term the “normalization heuristic” (we should have called it the “normalization fallacy”) to describe our tendency to view abnormal laboratory values and physiological parameters as targets for normalization. This approach is almost reflexive for many values and parameters but on closer reflection it is based on a pivotal assumption: that the targets for normalization are causally related to bad outcomes rather than just associations or even adaptations..."