How to Lie with Statistics
17 Oct 1993
Over Half a Million Copies Sold--an Honest-to-Goodness Bestseller Darrell Huff runs the gamut of every popularly used type of statistic, probes such things as the sample study, the tabulation method, the interview technique, or the way the results are derived from the figures, and points up the countless number of dodges which are used to full rather than to inform.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Overall: 50% of the 233 mentions are positive, 32% are neutral and 18% are negative.
They source data from OECD and WHO and then do this.
> Well it's not better than other countries health systems;
Again based on what metrics?
> and it cost more
Is the French system worse then the Sinaporean system because France spends more?
> I think it's a stretch to say it performs as well as it could.
No healthcare system performs as well as it could. Even if we could rank efficacy position would be irrelevant from a policy perspective; you still need to improve even if you are ranked first.
12 points in /r/AskEconomics by he3-1 | 13 Apr 2017