Why the ‘Moneyball’ Approach Isn’t a Home Run for Health Care

LinkedIn directed me to this article.

Why the ‘Moneyball’ Approach Isn’t a Home Run for Health Care

Read more: http://www.californiahealthline.org/road-to-reform/2011/why-the-moneyball-approach-isnt-a-home-run-for-health-care.aspx#ixzz1bJhoNpoC

It acknowledges the growing use of statistical analysis in healthcare and refers to our Intermoutain case. It then cautions about reliance on statistics. Some of the concerns we discussed are included.

Maybe this should be added to the readings for the next class.

2 Responses to “Why the ‘Moneyball’ Approach Isn’t a Home Run for Health Care”

  • Nice read. As we all discussed and agreed yesterday, limitations do exist. People may be ready to be tried for evidence-based medicine if the medical condition is not so serious. But if the illness is serious then people usually want to go to a doctor who is famous for his/her judgments and skills. That’s obvious. We rely more on people than machines in situations where risk to our life exists.

  • Great article. Yes, this pretty much sums up our discussion.

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