How useful are health rankings?
According to an HSR editorial by Stephan Arndt, the answer is not very. Generally, county level health rankings are too variable to be of much use. Further, while some metropolitan regions may have large sample sizes, the sample sizes in less densely populated rural counties will be far lower leading to less precise estimates of any […]

According to an HSR editorial by Stephan Arndt, the answer is not very. Generally, county level health rankings are too variable to be of much use. Further, while some metropolitan regions may have large sample sizes, the sample sizes in less densely populated rural counties will be far lower leading to less precise estimates of any quality measure of interest.

Source: Healthcare-Economist

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