Really Bad Headline

This newspaper report has a headline that displays exceptional ignorance. When reporting the result of a non-inferiority trial, “better” is a word that can NEVER be used. Depending on the trial and the result, it might be possible to say “no worse than.” A more technical term would be “non-inferior.”

Bleary-eyed doctors may be better for patients

Bleary-eyed doctors may be better for patients
mobile.philly.com


nota bene: Vinay Prasad is all over this on Twitter (@VinayPrasad82), should you be interested, but I wanted to spread the word a little.

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