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Commentary on "Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform"

First paragraph of commentary:

In “Communicating Uncertainty: Fulfilling the Duty to Inform,” (Issues, Summer 2012), Baruch Fischhoff offers a cogent and balanced set of actions that experts and decisionmakers can take to improve the way in which uncertainty is handled when experts are asked to inform decisions. In particular, he highlights how the concepts and consequences of uncertainty, probability, and confidence are often misunderstood and sometimes conflated, and how these same problems provide insights into the many potential strategies for addressing them.

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