[Link] “The madness of reduced medical diagnostics” by Dynomight


This is (or seems to me now to be) an obvious-in-hindsight and I’m sad that I’ve never (or don’t remember having) encountered it; at least not so succinctly.

I’d like to try putting this ‘advice’ into practice myself, e.g. demanding doctors share relevant base rates but not otherwise avoiding seeing a doctor at all or avoiding diagnostic tests (even if I expect the doctor’s subsequent decisions to be bad).