Just two very good points by two very smart people:
The dramatic Thailand rescue story definitely will make it into my next lecture distinguishing statistical and identified lives.
— Harold Pollack (@haroldpollack) July 9, 2018
There are many disadvantages to FFS, but let's not kid ourselves on how often the #ThaiCaveRescue happens in medicine. Would it happen in an ACO model?
— Amitabh Chandra (@amitabhchandra2) July 9, 2018
All of the members and coach are now out.
I am so glad for everyone affected that these children are now safe, as is their coach.
Now, if our nation could care as much about the children separated at the border, maybe this pervasive sadness would lift from my heart.
@JPL: Beat me to it.
Amazing how relieved I feel.
Now lets find a cave Trump could fall into. Maybe a Florida sinkhole will get him.
@Lapassionara: CBS This Morning has been covering both stories.
I have no idea what either of these tweets mean.
@Big R: I’ll echo that.
@Big R: @Wapiti: “Statistical lives” are people understood as part of a statistic; “Identified lives” are those same people seen as identifiable individuals. If you google ‘individual v. statistical’ there are lots of good examples, particularly using movies like “The Martian” as examples.
Chandra’s tweet needs an acronym-to-English translation. I don’t know what ACO is, but FFS = “for fuck’s sake” in my world. Doesn’t seem to fit the context, though.
@lowtechcyclist: FFS =Fee for Service medicine
ACO = Accountable Care Organization
@lowtechcyclist: @lowtechcyclist: They are two models of how to pay for healthcare. FFS is fee for service and ACO is accountable care organization.
That’s Stalin’s take on it, n’est-ce pas?: one death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
(Is this apocryphal? IDK)
Thanks, David and PST, for filling me in!