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When ‘Moneyball’ Meets Medicine

Stashed in: #health, Moneyball, Medicine, Big Data, Depression, Healthcare, Anxiety, Cancer, @msquinn, Stroke

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Explains the concept of DALYs, which is an attempt to fold quantity and quality of life into a more intuitive concept of "health". Big losers: old people -- sucks to be you, with your strokes and your lung cancer! Big winners: chronic conditions that lead to lifelong misery, like depression and anxiety, back and neck pain, and car crashes.

Strokes and Cancer will just have to look for other solutions. 

But you're right, this is a step forward to solutions for depression and anxiety. 

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