Alf Prøysen, the Norwegian storyteller for children, told about the clever little billy-goat kid who counted his fellow animals at the farm: I am one and the calf is two. . . . Not knowing the purpose of counting, animosity arose among the other animals; they ran along chasing him to make him stop. Eventually, they all ended up in great danger where the kid’s knowledge of counting helped save their day. The tale illustrates our opposition to numbers when the benefits are obscure. In anaesthesiology and intensive care, we continuously make decisions on management and are in need of reliable and precise information – which may come from numbers.

Let's get the numbers!

PELOSI, PAOLO PASQUALINO
2012

Abstract

Alf Prøysen, the Norwegian storyteller for children, told about the clever little billy-goat kid who counted his fellow animals at the farm: I am one and the calf is two. . . . Not knowing the purpose of counting, animosity arose among the other animals; they ran along chasing him to make him stop. Eventually, they all ended up in great danger where the kid’s knowledge of counting helped save their day. The tale illustrates our opposition to numbers when the benefits are obscure. In anaesthesiology and intensive care, we continuously make decisions on management and are in need of reliable and precise information – which may come from numbers.
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