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Posted on 9 January 2009


How To Make Sense Of Medical Statistics

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Talk of the Nation, January 9, 2009 · Relative risk, absolute risk, number needed to treat: medical research papers are loaded with confusing statistics. Steven Woloshin and Lisa M. Schwartz, authors of the book Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics, talk about what those numbers mean.


Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

John P. A. Ioannidis

The Great Crash, 2008: A Geopolitical Setback for the West

From Foreign Affairs, January/February 2009

New Ideas About Human Behavior in
Economics and Medicine

Peter Orszag
October 16, 2008

A Federal Perspective on
Health Care Policy and Costs

Peter Orszag
September 16, 2008