Thursday, June 3, 2010
More on the Dartmouth Atlas, Courtesy of the New York Times
The Disease Management Care Blog has written lots on the good, the bad and the ugly of the Dartmouth Atlas (here, here and here). Now we have an excellent article in the New York Times by Reed Abelson and Gardiner Harris that reviews the strengths and weaknesses of their data. As the DMCB has suspected, it appears that the heady excitement from being quoted by Presidents and Senators may have lead the researchers to sometimes portray their findings as more than they really are. Kudos to these reporters for actually reading the research for themselves.