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Let's turn to health care. Here's a recent story by Lisa Rapaport at Reuters that portrays a problem and--as in the Israeli example above--demonstrates the importance of transparency--providing staff in a hospital with actual data about their clinical performance. The lede:
Many hospitals overestimate how quickly they give stroke patients a clot-busting treatment designed to help minimize damage, a U.S. study suggests.
Researchers asked hospital staff how fast they administered an intravenous (IV) therapy known as thrombolysis to dissolve clots and compared the answers to stroke registry data with the actual times.
Only 29 percent of hospitals had an accurate sense of their own speed.