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Our Review Criteria – HealthNewsReview (free)

“Such a great list! Ten Criteria for Reviewing a News Article on Health. Cost, harms, quality of evidence, disease-mongering, conflict of interest, etc.” (RT @CaulfieldTim see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 4 December 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 27 November 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 20 November 2017 – The BMJ (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 13 November 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal reviews, 6 November 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Why we need better evidence – Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Oxford (free)

“20 fundamental problems with the production of evidence” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 17 October 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 9 October 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 2 October 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 25 September 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 18 September 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 11 September 2017 (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review / 4 September 2017 (free)

Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals.

 


Medical News & Perspectives: Medical Students Fall Short on Blood Pressure Check Challenge – JAMA (free)

Original Article: Medical students and measuring blood pressure: Results from the American Medical Association Blood Pressure Check Challenge – The Journal of Clinical Hypertension (free)

“Only 1 out of 159 medical students correctly performed all 11 elements in a BP check challenge w simulated patients” (RT @JAMA_current see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 29 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 



8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 14 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 7 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 31 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 24 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


Cocoa and blood pressure: food for thought – Evidently Cochrane (free)

Important considerations when reading research papers.

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 17 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 


How to spot a misleading graph, by Lea Gaslowitz – TED Talks (free YouTube video)

“How to spot a misleading graph – Great video by Lea Gaslowitz @TEDTalks” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 


Is a chart lying to you? This video has some tips to figure it out. – VOX (free text and video)

“Graphs are supposed to distill complex information. But sometimes they can mislead…” (RT @Students4BE see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review / 10 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 


Teaching Clinical Ethics at the Bedside: William Osler and the Essential Role of the Hospitalist – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Hospitalists are uniquely positioned to teach ethics and communication in real time on the wards” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 3 July 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals.

 


How Should Resident Physicians Respond to Patients’ Discomfort and Students’ Moral Distress When Learning Procedures in Academic Medical Settings? – AMA Journal of Ethics (free)

“Medical institutions should support a culture of “speaking up” to promote the safety of patients AND learners” (RT @JournalofEthics see Tweet)

 


Blinding: A detailed guide for students – Students 4 Best Evidence (free)

“New @Students4BE blog: Saul provides a detailed overview of ‘blinding’ in RCTs. What is it & why is it important?” (RT @CochraneUK see Tweet)

 


Richard Lehman’s journal review, 26 June 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals

 


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

 


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)

 


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.

 


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.

 


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.

 



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).

 


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)

 


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