“Clearly bringing great information to the forefront in this very important time for health system facts.”
— Ben Handel, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, University of California – Berkeley
Health Systems Facts is a project of the Real Reporting Foundation.
Health Systems Facts follows the same approach as its sister Drug War Facts by providing data and statistics in relevant subject areas, including full citations and links to the source materials. Fact items are curated from authoritative sources including governmental comparative health care studies, peer reviewed journals, and other authoritative sources. This is done without bias or editorial comment.
Our task is to offer useful information to a debate that is often characterized by myths, ignorance, emotion and dissembling.
When first published over twenty years ago, Drug War Facts consisted of a twenty page booklet. Today its web site is an authoritative source for information on seventy drug policy related issues. It has had over twelve million visitors.
We perceive Health Care Systems evolving in a similar manner and not becoming comprehensive for at least two years and then being updated continuously.
We share the view that over time an informed society will generate wise approaches.
To the extent of its copyrights, Real Reporting Foundation authorizes and encourages the use and republication with attribution of some or all portions of this site. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Robert E. Field, Publisher
Douglas McVay, Editor