Hits & Misses #2 – 2009/6/23

At VA hospitals, 92 of 116 prostrate operations botched. VA is cited by Krugman, others as setting quality standards for others to follow.

Government-run health care in other countries means higher labor costs. Portion of employee costs for health care and other social services ranges from 27% (Aus) to 52% (Ger); it is 30% in the US.

More than 100 studies have confirmed the benefits of moderate drinking. But some scientists question the result: Maybe moderate drinkers are just healthier to begin with.

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  1. Ken says:

    Interesting article on drinking.

  2. Joe S. says:

    It’s not just Krugman. A lot of people on the left cite the VA system as the ideal on quality control.

  3. Bart says:

    Think I’ll have all of my procedures in the supine or standing positions from now on.