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Healthcare professionals look at baseball stats to question practices

Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 4, 2008

An increasing number of healthcare professionals are looking at the "sabermetrics" revolution in baseball statistics—a strategy to build better teams with cheaper players—to question established medical practices and to help develop better and cheaper healthcare. The process involves the development of best healthcare practices based on data that show which treatments and protocols work and which do not. But so far it has generated more interest than adoption among traditional healthcare providers.