When it comes to measuring clinical performance, doctors must be central


When it comes to measuring performance in clinical settings, doctors need to be involved, writes Professor Stephen Leeder.

At secondary school, I was only moderately accomplished at mathematics despite my dad being a maths teacher. When, a few years later, I became interested in epidemiology, I had to contend with statistics. 

There is, of course, a whole lot more to epi than stats, but it is central. My mathematical mediocrity conferred one advantage: each basic stats course was a new experience.

I forgot, from one course