Physicians Reporting High Levels of Vaccine Refusals, and Other News

In a typical month, 79 percent of physicians report at least one vaccine refusal; 8 percent report refusals for more than 10 percent of children. And, 89 percent report at least one request to spread out vaccines — 20 percent report these requests for more than 10 percent of children.

In richer countries, people are more trusting. Interesting graphics. Income equality conclusion probably wrong.

One in seven births should be Caesarian. Otherwise there will be more still births.

Poor report cards hurt bad surgeons, but do not help good ones. (HT to Jason Shafrin)

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  1. Joe Barnett says:

    “One in seven births should be Caesarian.” Far below the U.S. rate.

  2. Nancy says:

    The post on parents trying to avoid vaccines is really interesting.

  3. Ken says:

    Is it possible that in wealthier countries people are more trusting because the cultures encourage people to be worthy of trust?

  4. Paul H. says:

    The report card results suggest that people are more sensitive to down side risk.

  5. Larry C. says:

    Speaking of downside risks, vaccines have downside risks.

  6. Jeff says:

    Ditto Larry’s comment.

  7. Devon Herrick says:

    It does not surprise me that physician report card hurt poor surgeons but does little to help good ones. I suspect patients are more apt to report dissatisfaction when an adverse event occurs than when the operation goes smoothly.