Month: October 2009

Cancer Survival Revisited

This week we’ll briefly revisit the Cancer Survival Rate study. We’re doing this in preparation for an article next week that will present a comprehensive look at all the measures discussed to date of the effectiveness of the US health…

Preventable Deaths

An article that’s almost 2 years old has resurfaced recently (link, link, link) that ranks the US as last in preventable deaths among 19 industrialized countries. Most coverage of this story simply cites the statistics without pictures. Last place seems…

Nobel Economics Prize 2009

On Monday October 12 Elinor Ostrom was one of 2 winners of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. The Wall Street Journal ran a brief article on both winners and cited her work as: Ms. Ostrom’s work challenged the view…

Experts and the Fall TV lineup

How experts can convey their knowledge to the lay public in a convincing way without boring them is one of the central questions on this website. We’ve discussed this issue in the past here and here, but it’s refreshing to…