Unbiased Analysis of Today's Healthcare Issues

More veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have died by their own hand than died from enemy fire

Many media outlets (including this one) focus on the treatment of physical health ailments and do not devote enough time towards the treatment of mental health problems. Mental health problems can affect anyone, even the tough warriors in the U.S. military. In fact, suicide is a significant problem for war veterans. The New Jersey Star-Ledger […]

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More Randomization Problems

Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the “gold standard” for medical studies. Nevertheless, even RCTs have their problems. An NBER working paper by Ludwig, Marcotte and Norberg points highlights some of these issues. The authors examine whether or not anti-depressants reduce suicide rates (they find that anti-depressants do reduce suicide rates). Unfortunately, using data from RCTs […]

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