Monday, November 04, 2013

Rigging The Numbers

I wish someone had pointed this out before...when you remove car accidents and violent crime from statistics related to life expectancy in the United States, we actually have really good outcomes.  And if you have cancer, you can be expected to live longer.  Basically, using the metric of "broad life expectancy" takes into account factors unrelated to the healthcare system and misled our thinking that our health system is super flawed.

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