• Understanding and interpreting studies is hard

    The recent debate over the work of Reinhart and Rogoff, as well as over the Oregon Medicaid study, offers a good opportunity to reflect on how study results are disseminated and (mis)understood. My latest post on the AcademyHealth blog begins the reflection and ends with some challenging, perhaps uncomfortable, questions for researchers.



    • The two have nothing to do with each other.

      There is slanting of information. And there is slanting in the analysis of that information.

      However, over and over again when the R&Rs of the world fail on a global scale, they are bailed-out, intellectually and financially.

      I do want to let you know that I did appreciate your “Room for Debate” commentary in the NYTimes and raising the question about out of pocket expenses for severely ill American’s living at or near the poverty line.

      My slant is that this is the Achilles’ Heel of Obamacare and I commend you for bringing it up to a wider audience.