The Promising Role of Randomization in Health Policy Making
A NY Times article highlights the necessity of using randomized designs to understand the impact of health interventions on patient outcomes. To illustrate the point, the article cites several studies that employed a randomized design and produced results counter to expectation. In one such study, researchers found higher emergency room visits among individuals who were provided health insurance compared to those who remained uninsured. A link to the article can be found here.