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Data for Health Administrators

April 20, 2010

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A distant hope for long-term returns or vague calculations …don’t seem to carry the day in hospitals and clinics facing large and immediate financial losses.-Don Berwick (IHI, CMS) What’s measured improves. -Peter Drucker So much of health adminstration is a struggle to understand what is happening internal and external to the organization, without ever having […]

More assigned readings

January 9, 2009

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How To Make Sense Of Medical Statistics Listen Now [28 min 2 sec] 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 […]