My adventures in medical tourism

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One of the things I like most about India is it's medical system. As an American, I've experienced both the Indian and US medical systems, and at this point I have a very strong preference for the Indian one. Somewhat surprisingly, the Indian medical system is based on ...

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The Mathematics of Paul Graham's Bias Test

A major problem in detecting biased decisionmaking is the problem of unknown inputs. For example, suppose a venture capitalist has a public portfolio which has funded 75% male founders and 25% female. Is this venture capitalist biased against women? It's impossible to know - perhaps only 10% of his applicants ...

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Testing for Truth vs Maximizing Revenue

I've written a blog post describing the testing philosophy of SmartStats, VWO's new Bayesian powered A/B testing engine. In it, I discuss the difference between hypothesis testing (with the goal of finding truth) and making good decisions (with the goal of maximizing revenue). Go check it out ...

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