Every business, whether it knows it or not, has a theory of the business (an idea that originated with Peter Drucker). As the article points out, the theory needs to be constantly tested and occasionally changed to fit reality.
USA TODAY, September 2, 1988. Measly figure: Measles decreased 42% in the USA last year to 3,655 cases, reports the national Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta. That’s the first drop in four years since the record low of 1,497 cases in ’83. Nearly three-fourths of the cases were patients, mostly children, who’d been vaccinated but got measles anyway.
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Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of “problem” drugs and vaccines that endanger public health.