Disclaimers

Disclaimers for Treatment Scores, Inc. & TreatmentScores.com
Last Updated 2015/10/25
DISCLAIMERS Introduction: You must consult your own licensed physician, or other licensed medical professional, for diagnosis, treatment, and for the interpretation of all medical statistics including Treatment Scores. Treatment Scores are for informational and transparency purposes only. Treatment Scores may be incomplete, inaccurate, harmful, or even cause death if used for treatment instead of consulting a licensed medical professional. No medical advice is being given. We DO NOT CLAIM to cure, treat, or prevent any illness or condition. Nor do our services provide medical advice or constitute a physician patient relationship. Contact your physician if you suspect that you are ill. Call emergency services (call 911 if available) or go to the nearest emergency room if an emergency is suspected. We are not responsible for any delays in care from using our website, or for any other reason. We are not responsible for any consequential damages of any nature whatsoever. We make no warranties of any kind in connection with the content this blog or the website TreatmentScores.com.
DISCLAIMERS:
The information on this website should never be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified, licensed physician or health care professional. We are a new way to write review articles. We are not advocating any treatment, physician, medication, or any other entity. We are informational and educational only. We do not form physician-patient or doctor-patient relationships. Contact your physician for medical treatment. Call 911 if you may have an emergency or go to the Emergency Department. We are not responsible for any delays in care from information obtained from our site, nor for any consequential damages of any nature whatsoever, either directly or indirectly related to the use of this site, or from assumptions made. We cannot predict the future, we are only trying to do a better job of quantifying and reviewing what has happened in the past. We claim ZERO accuracy with Treatment Scores™, however we intend for the process to be highly educational. We claim zero accuracy, because in medicine every patient is different, every statistic is a flawed statistic in some way, there are always estimations, and there is always bad or missing data. Averages may be used and no patient is average, every patient is unique. SEE YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN FOR TREATMENT.
Updates
These disclaimers may be updated, modified, or revised at any time at our sole discretion, and by using this website you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. It is your responsibility to check this page from time to time for any updates, changes, modifications, or revisions. Many Domains Our main URLs are TreatmentScores.com and Tscores.com, however many other domains may foreword his URLs. These disclaimers are for all the domains that we own or are associated with that go to the site TreatmentScores.com
Privacy
See our full privacy notice. In short, we have no idea if you’re looking up medical information for yourself, for someone else, for educational purposes, or for any other reason. Do not give us any information, or post any information, that you do not want to be public. Do not put up any private health information if you want it to remain private. Do not claim to have any disease or illness unless you want to do so voluntary and are willing to lose your privacy and confidentiality; you do so at your own risk. Do not violate any medical confidentiality laws for yourself or others.
See Your Own Healthcare Professional, Healthcare Provider
See a licensed medical practitioner for all your healthcare needs. Do not undergo any treatments, withhold any treatments, or make any treatment decisions based on information at TreatmentScores.com. We do not recommend any treatments, doctors, nurses, any other type of healthcare provider, or any organizations. We are an attempt to be educational in a new way, we have nothing to do with the medical care you choose for yourself or others. We do not give medical advice of any type. We are trying to look at the past. We have no advice for what might happen in the future for you or anyone else that may undergo any type of treatment.
The information on our website, or related domains, should never be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified, licensed physician or other health care professional. We are a new way to write review articles. We are not advocating any treatment, physician, medication, or other entity. We are educational only. We do not form physician-patient or doctor-patient relationships. Contact your physician for medical treatment or if you have medical symptoms. Call 911, or see a doctor immediately, if you have an emergency. We are not responsible for any delays in care because of information obtained from our site, or for any consequential damages of any nature whatsoever, either directly or indirectly related to the use of this site, or from assumptions made. We cannot predict the future, we are only trying to do a better job of quantifying and reviewing what happened in the past.
We claim 0% accuracy for Treatment Scores!
We claim zero percent accuracy for Treatment Scores™, Treatment Grades™, and Science of Medicine (SOM®) Scores and grades! Let us repeat that for emphasis, we loudly proclaim ZERO ACCURACY! Why do we make such an outrageous statement? It’s because we are trying to do the impossible. Quantifying the Science of Medicine behind medical treatments has always been thought to be impossible, because clinical decision-making is so complex. We claim zero accuracy, because in medicine every patient is different, every statistic is a flawed statistic in some way, there are always estimations, and there is always bad or missing data. Averages may be used and no patient is average, every patient is unique. There are also three averages: mean, median, and mode, and it may not be clear which one is best for any situation. Although, we claim ZERO accuracy, we intend for our processes to be highly educational. SEE YOUR OWN PHYSICIAN FOR TREATMENT. Because of the impossibility of our project, there are many things that we do NOT claim.
We DO NOT claim:
• We claim no accuracy at all, or 0% accuracy, for Treatment Scores™.
• We claim no accuracy at all, or 0% accuracy, for Treatment Grades™.
• We claim no accuracy at all, or 0% accuracy, for Science of Medicine (SOM®) Scores.
• We claim no health benefits whatsoever from using Treatment Scores™, Treatment Grades™, or Science of Medicine (SOM®) Scores, or the TreatmentScores.com website. • We also do not endorse or make any claims about links to other websites from our websites.
• We do not create patient-physician relationships or patient-doctor relationships. • We do not create doctor-patient relationships or physician-patient relationships.
• We do not create nurse-patient relationships.
• We do not create relationships between you and any other type of healthcare professional.
• We do not recommend any treatment, treatments, therapy, devices, medical providers, or any kind of medical professional to you.
• We cannot tell you if any treatment is safe.
• We cannot tell you if any treatment is FDA approved.
• We cannot tell you if any treatment has been deemed to be safe and/or effective by any other entity, public or private, or by any government institution. You must ALWAYS look up safety issues yourself, and discuss safety issues with your licensed medical professional, treating physician, or other medical professionals.
• Specifically, we cannot tell you if a treatment is safe for you in particular. Virtually every medical treatment and every medical drug in existence can be harmful if given to the wrong person.
• We cannot predict what will happen to you if you undergo any treatment. There is a very common phrase in medical disclaimers: “individual results may vary.” That is an understatement. One patient can be cured from a treatment while another patient can be killed from that same treatment. We make no claims because “individual results” may vary wildly! We cannot predict what will happen to you or anyone else.
• We cannot predict the future in any way. We cannot predict what will happen to you if you undergo any of the treatments mentioned by us, or mentioned anywhere on the Internet, and we cannot predict what would happen to anyone else. We are looking at what has happened in the past in the medical literature, and in other sources, we are not attempting to make claims about what would happen in the future.
• We do not claim to be as good as traditional medical review articles. In fact, we do not claim to be good or beneficial at all or in any way. We are something new and different, not necessarily better.
• You must see your own qualified physician or medical professional for your treatments.
• If you have an emergency you must dial 911 or otherwise get yourself to the emergency department.
• You must discuss everything with your physician or other qualified medical professionals. We are a new way of writing medical review articles We are a new way of writing medical review articles. We review the medical literature just like it has always been done; however, we organize the biostatistics in a new way, and we also try to do some quantification, which adds a new wrinkle to the medical review. Since, we are writing medical review articles in a new way, we could possibly be less accurate than the old ways of doing things. Since we’re doing something considered impossible, and we’re doing it in a new way, we make no claims whatsoever about any possible medical benefit to you or anyone else.
We do make some claims however:
• We claim to be educational!
• We claim to automate some things that used to only be able to be done by hand.
• We claim to help you organize medical statistics better.
• We think we will be able to help some people visualize data better.
DISCLAIMERS:
The information on this website should never be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified, licensed physician or health care professional. We are a new way to write review articles. We are not advocating any treatment, physician, medication, or any other entity. We are informational and educational only. We do not form physician-patient or doctor-patient relationships. Contact your physician for medical treatment. Call 911 if you may have an emergency or go to the Emergency Department. We are not responsible for any delays in care from information obtained from our site, nor for any consequential damages of any nature whatsoever, either directly or indirectly related to the use of this site, or from assumptions made. We cannot predict the future, we are only trying to do a better job of quantifying and reviewing what has happened in the past. We claim ZERO accuracy with Treatment Scores™, however we intend for the process to be highly educational. We claim zero accuracy, because in medicine every patient is different, every statistic is a flawed statistic in some way, there are always estimations, and there is always bad or missing data. Averages may be used and no patient is average, every patient is unique. SEE YOUR OWN LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT, AND INTERPRETATION OF MEDICAL STATISTICS INCLUDING TREATMENT SCORES.


NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE (NLM) NOTICES AND DISLAIMERS
National Library of Medicine NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS

Disclaimers regarding MEDLINE and PubMed.
The National Library of medicine is abbreviated NLM. Our websites TreatmentScoresBlog.com and Treatment Scores.com sometimes use the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as sources. It is our understanding that to satisfy NLM use requirements a link to the source on MEDLINE®/PubMed® can be posted. We have built this into the tools at TreatmentScores.com.

From the National Library of Medicine:
“NLM represents that its data were formulated with a reasonable standard of care. Except for this representation, NLM makes no representation or warranties, expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the NLM data, and NLM specifically disclaims any such warranties and representations.”

Whenever TreatmentScoresBlog.com or Treatment Scores.com refers to anything from MEDLINE®/PubMed® as a source we want you to know that the NLM attribution is: “From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.”

NLM Licensing
Per NLM licensing, we want to be known in a “clear and conspicuous manner” on behalf of the NLM that we are not claiming to keep our references up to date from MEDLINE®/PubMed®. The dates of all abstracts and related data files from MEDLINE PubMed can be found within their database.

TreatmentScoresBlog.com and Treatment Scores.com do not necessarily use updated data, although that is an eventually goal. It is the responsibility of the user to check for updated medical information. Treatment Scores blog and Treatment Scores.com may be using static versions of NML data. Therefore, it is necessary for the user to check for updates.

TreatmentScoresBlog.com and Treatment Scores.com are educational sites. They are early concept websites. The sites cannot be used for diagnosis or treatment. You must see your own physician, your own licensed medical professional, for diagnosis and treatment. Our use of NML data is for educational purposes only. Treatment Scores may not reflect the most current NML data. In fact, like any other medical review article, they do not do so unless we specifically say so. Being up-to-date at all times will require advanced programming that has not yet been done.

The NML is granted “free and unobstructed access to this licensee’s products/services/applications using NLM data for testing/quality assurance purposes,” as per their request in their license agreement.

According to the NML, in lieu of a link, “recommended wording examples for attribution are: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.”

According to the NML license agreement, “All complete or parts of U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) records that are redistributed or retransmitted must be identified as being derived from NLM data.” The National Library of Medicine would like us to make it clear “that NLM has not endorsed Licensee or its products/services/applications.”

NLM Copyright Disclaimers
Here are some copyright disclaimers by the national Library of medicine:

“NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. or non-US copyright law.”

“NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with Licensee’s use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of the data. NLM does not provide legal advice regarding copyright, or other aspects of intellectual property rights.”

“Licensee shall inform its users that the duplication, sale, or redistribution of data obtained under this License must conform to fair use guidelines and copyright law.”

“Licensee is required to provide the following statements to users of its products/services/applications in a suitably clear and conspicuous manner:”

“NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. copyright law.”

“NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of the data. NLM does not provide legal advice regarding copyright, fair use, or other aspects of intellectual property rights.”

May not be current:
We want to be clear at all times that: “the products/services/applications” on TreatmentScoresBlog.com and Treatment Scores.com may not contain the most “current/accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.”

We want to warn all users that it is their obligation to check for dosage errors “in abstracts or retracted or partially retracted publications. Users should check for dosage errors and retractions” within 30 days of the publication of any records that contain them, and forever into the future thereafter, because dosage errors and retractions do occur.

If a user finds a dosage error in an abstract and it has been corrected the National Library of Medicine suggests this wording as an example:
“Published dosage error in abstract of PMID 1234567 is corrected in current version of the record.”




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