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Research and Markets: Why Nobody Believes the Numbers. Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8748rq/why_nobody) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Why Nobody Believes the Numbers. Distinguishing Fact from Fiction in Population Health Management" to their offering.

Make Better Health Care Decisions by Understanding Your Own Data:

Behind every health plan and benefits department decision are the numbers that illuminate and drive the cost of coverage. An easy-to-follow guide to population health management, Why Nobody Believes the Numbers helps you interpret these numbers, explains why and how "experts" often make them up, and shows that you don't need to rely on expensive?and as the hilarious examples show, often numerically challenged?consultants and vendors to do evaluations. Why Nobody Believes the Numbers gives you the tools to:

- Figure out whether you are "moving the needle" or just crediting a program with changes that would have happened anyway

- Determine whether the ROIs your vendors report are plausible or even arithmetically possible (the majority aren't)

- Synthesize all these insights into RFPs and contracts that let vendors know that you weren't born yesterday

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter One: Actuaries Behaving Badly

Chapter Two: Plausibility-testing: How to Measure Outcomes Using Ingredients

Chapter Three: Case Studies that Flunk Every Plausibility Test Known to Mankind

Chapter Four: Case Studies that Flunk Every Plausibility Test Known to Mankind and Then Some

Chapter Five: Case Studies of Where, When, and How Wellness Programs Have Actually Worked

Chapter Six: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Savings Clause

Chapter Seven: Disease Management Programs That Actually Work (Pinch Me)

Chapter Eight: Contracting/RFP Checklist of Do's and Don'ts (Mostly Don'ts)

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8748rq/why_nobody

Source: John Wiley and Sons Ltd

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Source: Research and Markets