Better Data = Better Decisions: Using Metrics To Manage In A Competitive Environment "The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession." I love this quote from the famed Sherlock Holmes because it can be applied to so many other professions aside from detective work. I think it is particularly apt when it comes to service provider organizations in the health and human service field. The lack of data-driven decision making is a historically common practice in our field. Tradition and preference are often given more importance when it comes to making decisions . . .