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Why Nobody Believes the Numbers introduces a uniqueviewpoint to population health outcomesmeasurement:   Results/ROIs should be presented as theyare, not as we wish they would be.  This viewpointcontrasts sharply with vendor/promoter/consultant claims along twovery important dimensions:

(1)     Why Nobody Believes presentsoutcomes/ROIs achievable right here on this veryplanet…

(2)   …calculated using actual data ratherthan controlled substances.

Indeed, nowhere in healthcare is it possible to find suchsharply contrasting worldviews, methodologies, and grips onreality. 

Why Nobody Believes the Numbers includes 12 case studiesof vendors, carriers, and consultants who were apparently playinghooky the day their teacher covered fifth-grade math, as told by anauthor whose argument style can be so persuasive that he was onceable to convince a resort to sell him a timeshare. The book'slesson:  no need to believe what your vendor tells you-- instead you can estimate your own savings using“ingredients you already have in your kitchen.” Don'tbe intimidated just because you lack a PhD in biostatistics, oreven a Masters, Bachelor's, high-school equivalency diploma orup-to-date inspection sticker.  

Why Nobody Believes the Numbers explains howto determine if the ROIs are real...and why they usuallyaren't. You'll learn how to:

  • Figure out whether you are "moving the needle" or justcrediting a program with changes that would have happenedanyway
  • Judge whether the ROIs your vendors report are plausible oreven arithmetically possible
  • Synthesize all these insights into RFPs and contracts thattruly hold vendors accountable for results

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