Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Gruber on Healthcare

Cspan video here.

Also an excellent study on the source of cancer survival gains. Its not increased testing, it better treatment. Gruber makes the point about 38 minutes into the above video the better doctors do less testing.
Our baseline analysis found that treatment advances account for the vast majority of survival gains for all the cancers examined: breast cancer (83%), lung cancer (85%), colorectal cancer (76%), pancreatic cancer (100%), and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (96%).

1 comment:

Jake said...

This video was informative and interesting. You picked a good day to show it in class. The lack of students commenting on how "socialist/communist/nazi liberals are trying to destroy the country" certainly added to the experience.