Food for thought: Goodharts law

The Goodharts law as explained for the “citations” As applied in economics, the law is implicit in the economic idea of rational expectations, a theory in economics that states that entities who are aware of a system of rewards and punishments will optimize their actions within said system to achieve their desired results. E.g. employees […]

National Cancer Database: The Past, Present, and Future of the Cancer Registry and Its Efforts to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care

(The highlights appear in standard text as bulleted lists while my comments appear as block quotes). Page 1 In those early days, hospital registrars would source paper charts to abstract tumor cases into hospital registries. During the annual Call for Data, years of completed cases were submitted to the NCDB via mailing floppy disks. This […]