In “How to Lie with Statistics,” a best-selling book from 1954, the journalist (and tobacco apologist) Darrell Huff details common techniques for manipulating people’s understanding of reality, among them truncating the y-axis of a graph. Read the Full Article here.
Dhruv Khullar, M.D., M.P.P. is a physician and assistant professor of health policy and economics at Weill Cornell Medical College.
He is also a contributor at The New Yorker, where he writes about medicine, health care, and politics. He currently serves as Director of Policy Dissemination at the Physicians Foundation Center for Physician Practice and Leadership, and was recently a Senior Research Fellow at NYC Health + Hospitals. His research focuses on value-based care, health disparities, and medical innovation, and has been published in JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine.