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  •  need to separate critique of the radio piece (1+ / 0-)
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    from that of the study in the NEJM, which on first skim looks pretty solid.

    Increased use of services is actually a pretty important endpoint for this short term study. I'd guess you'd see a payoff in improved health measures with more like a ten year follow up.

    Note also that as is customary, the paper discloses the funding sources and authors' conflict of interest:

    Supported by grants from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services; the California HealthCare Foundation; the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; the National Institute on Aging (P30AG012810, RC2AGO36631, and R01AG0345151); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; the Smith Richardson Foundation; and the Social Security Administration (5 RRC 08098400-03-00, to the National Bureau of Economic Research as part of the Retirement Research Consortium of the Social Security Administration); and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    The diarist is not justified in insinuating that the researchers are bought and paid for.

    What laws can the senators make now? Once the barbarians are here, they'll do the legislating. C.P. Cavafy

    by anonymous volanakis on Thu May 02, 2013 at 08:43:40 AM PDT

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