Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals

20Jun
2017

Eight Tips for using Twitter during health-related conferences

19Jun
2017

Anecdotes are unreliable evidence

16Jun
2017

Treatments can harm

16Jun
2017

What is a Systematic Review?

30May
2017

Updated tutorial: What is a Systematic Review? – PubMed Health (free) (RT @hildabast)

 

Countering cognitive biases in minimizing low value care

12May
2017

Review: Countering cognitive biases in minimizing low value care – The Medical Journal of Australia (free)

“How cognitive bias affects clinical decision making and what to do about it. Well written & useful” (RT @carissa_bon and @JulieLeask see Tweet)

 

As scientists take to Twitter, study shows power of ‘visual abstract’ graphics

4May
2017

What is public health? Some reflections for teaching

3May
2017

Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall

7Apr
2017

Nearly a third of tests and treatments are unnecessary

6Apr
2017

Nearly a third of tests and treatments are unnecessary – CMAJ News (free) (RT @ChooseWiselyCA)

Press release: Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year – Canadian Institute for Health Information (free) 

See report: Unnecessary Care in Canada (free PDF)

Growing problem in many countries, making resources less available for treatments and conditions that matter.

 

Unlocking paywalled research papers (legally)

6Apr
2017

Unpaywall finds free versions of paywalled papers – Nature (free) (RT @dannykay68)

See also: Unlocking paywalled research papers: Two big steps forward, two steps back, by James C Coyne – Coyne of the Realm (RT @hildabast)

Apparently, it successfully finds an open-access version (completely legal) of a paper around 30% of the time. We have tried and it worked for some of the articles we’ve tested. See it for yourself.

 

The first issue of the Lancet Planetary Health is out

6Apr
2017

Choosing Wisely initiative was launched 5 years ago

5Apr
2017

Choosing Wisely initiative was launched 5 years ago, and now has over 490 recommendations from 18 countries (all resources are free)

Lists from other countries: Choosing Wisely UK Choosing Wisely Australia / Choosing Wisely Canada

The Choosing Wisely is a leading effort to encourage conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and treatments to improve value in healthcare.

 

Essentials of Global Health

4Apr
2017

To Screen or not to Screen?

4Apr
2017

An Introduction to Population Health

4Apr
2017

Science papers are getting harder to read

4Apr
2017

The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation

31Mar
2017

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health

30Mar
2017

100 Objects That Shaped Public Health: From the Obscure to the Everyday, These Objects Tell the Story – Global Health NOW (free)

Very interesting compilation with 100 objects that have made their mark on public health (for better or worse).

 

WHO Launches Global Effort to Halve Medication-Related Errors in 5 Years

30Mar
2017

Ten Steps to Producing a Well-Written Evidence-Based Health Care Dissertation

30Mar
2017

Regression to the mean, and its importance in healthcare decisions

29Mar
2017

Regression to the mean, or why perfection rarely lasts – The Conversation (free) (RT @PaulGlasziou)

“Regression to the mean, and its importance in healthcare decisions” (RT @Tammy_Hoffmann see Tweet)

 

Medical School’s Hidden Flaws and Hard Lessons

28Mar
2017

Richard Lehman’s weekly review

28Mar
2017

Gates Foundation announces open-access publishing venture

27Mar
2017
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