I believe that it is important for healthcare professionals to ensure the use of a small alpha value such as 0.01 or 99% confidence level. This means that we are giving a very small window of error. In surgical operations, the confidence interval should be reduced to even as low as 0.1. This is because we are dealing with life. When determining the effectiveness of a given drug, an alpha value of 0.01 or 0.05 should be considered.