In presentation, John Graunt' 1662 pamphlet & analysis of the records of deaths bore a similarity to today’s spreadsheets. The accuracy of death data has since improved, but not everywhere.
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The government’s latest spending review sets out extra funding for the NHS in England - a real increase of just 0.1% for 2015/16. But is it really real?
Recent calls for removing the ringfence around NHS spending may meet significant public resistance.
John Appleby, Chief Economist at The King's Fund, talks to Pieria about facts and misunderstandings in the UK's health care reform debate.
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RT @Frances_Coppola: Here's @elerianm on what Syriza's sweep means for markets http://t.co/DracQxeHsL via @BV
Eurozone QE: could it possibly work? - by @Frances_Coppola http://t.co/o2fzLLfjvP
Looking too often at portfolio performance can be counterproductive - http://t.co/gm76S9Q545
RT @TimHarford: Why trade imbalances matter - explained by a cartoon Martin Wolf. What's not to like? http://t.co/I2tW6TnNDO
RT @MarkThoma: The oblique path to growth - Stumbling and Mumbling http://t.co/ac83iWCZ7H