Saturday, 13 December 2014

Home is Where the Heart-Attack Is?


There are lies, damn lies and statistics. A recent report from an A&E spokesperson has pointed out that people are more likely to have an accident in their home than when driving a car or doing 'unrisky' activities outside (http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/12/home-accident-risk-nhs-doctor). This has almost been converted into a 'stay outside to reduce your need to go to A&E' story. Have they never heard of time as risk? You are also more likely to have an argument with someone or be murdered by someone in your home. This is because you generally spend more time with them than any other folk. Home is risky but it's risky because that's where people spend the majority of their time (I admit that it's also a place you can get too blase about).

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