Interesting one on Thiland and world health care

“And there aren’t many Thailands in the world — countries that have AIDS circulating widely, but where the health care system is so good and the population so dependable that 90 percent of patients can stick with a study for six years.”

See the full article at

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/weekinreview/27mcneil.html?_r=1&hpw

The article is really nice and describes the danger associated with reading headlines in newspapers.   It is amazing to know that

“In the data itself, the real margin of success was razor-thin: 23 Thais out of 16,395.

That is, three years after getting the vaccine or a placebo, 74 in the placebo arm of the trial became infected while only 51 in the vaccine arm did.”

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One Response to “Interesting one on Thiland and world health care”

  1. Frank Stone Says:

    Nice! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?

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