Health care’s contribution to health: The zombie statistic revisited

The following is a guest post by Garret Johnson. He is a research assistant for Dr. Ashish Jha at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also provides RA support to TIE.He graduated from Brown University in 2014 with a degree in French. Find out what grinds his gears on Twitter @garretjohnson22.

Nobody who wants to be evidence-based likes zombie statistics. These factoids make their way into published work with little empirical support, get cited repeatedly through the years, and quietly become a part of our collective “knowledge.” And they never, ever, seem to die.”…

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