Monday, September 12, 2005

Steaks and hospitals

It is interesting to note that the United States government currently assumes more responsibility for informing consumers about the quality of steaks they buy than about the quality of hospitals or physicians they use.
--Fuchs, "The Health Economy," pg. 28.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

So do more Americans die each year from bad steak or bad doctors?

4:00 PM  
Blogger Isaac said...

Good question. Though I'm not sure such statistics exist (on the steak...). A minute on google didn't turn anything up. Problem is that you can't attribute every death from food poisoning to the quality of the steak, for there is also the factor of how it was handled and cooked...

7:10 PM  
Blogger henry said...

Sounds like a problem for Steven Levitt (i.e. guns and swimming pools.)

3:23 AM  

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