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Posted on 9 January 2009

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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.


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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

John P. A. Ioannidis

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/archive/1549-1676/2/8/pdf/10.1371_journal.pmed.0020124-L.pdf


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

From Foreign Affairs, January/February 2009

http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20090101faessay88101/roger-c-altman/the-great-crash-2008.html


New Ideas About Human Behavior in
Economics and Medicine

Peter Orszag
Director
October 16, 2008

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/98xx/doc9887/10-16-Seidman_Lecture.pdf


A Federal Perspective on
Health Care Policy and Costs

Peter Orszag
Director
September 16, 2008

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/97xx/doc9748/09-16-2008-Stanford.pdf

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