Cafe Hayek | Don Boudreaux | Testing Jonathan HaidtSweden and the US sit on different points along the biopsy ROC curve. That is all you can conclude from this extract.
I happened across this paragraph from the site breastcancer.org – not a political or ideological site:
Biopsy is usually a simple procedure. In the United States, only about 20% of women who have biopsies turn out to have cancer. By contrast, in Sweden, where cost accounting is much stricter and only the most suspicious lesions are biopsied, 80% of biopsies turn out to be cancerous (malignant).Notice how this account can easily be read as evidence (1) against the alleged superiority of heavy government involvement in financing health care, and (2) for the alleged superiority of heavy government involvement in financing health care.
File under: "benefits to studying Machine Learning that have nothing to do with technology."