Is evidence based medicine flawed?

  Just read this intriguing open access BMJ article by Trisha Greenhalgh, Dean for Research Impact. I follow her on Twitter and she posted the article link just now. Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis? Its a worthwhile read as it echoes a lot of my concerns about the way Evidence based medicine is…

Top list of wasteful procedures in the ED and General Practice

Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
? The listby Kaity Hemgesberg Yesterday, JAMA published a list of  tests and treatments ordered in the Emergency Department which a group of 283 Emergency clinicians considered the most wasteful. Because accessing the list requires a log-in (which is a bit of a waste!) I have copied it here. Below this is a similar list from the…

The Last Word on Referral Letter Etiquette

Originally posted on Genevieve's anthology:
    I received a letter from a thoracic surgeon that was signed off, “With love and truth”. This caught me off guard. The letter was on a normal-looking letterhead. It started with the conventional “Thank you for referring Mrs X for an opinion regarding…”, and went on to…

“I want you to be my friend, not my patient” – social dilemmas for rural GPs.

Originally posted on Genevieve's anthology:
I’ve just read a brilliant column by Dr Mel Clothier in this month’s Rural Doctor… Making friends is hard to do | Rural Doctor http://www.ruraldr.com.au/opinion/last-yarn/making-friends-is-hard-to-do She talks about how hard it is for rural doctors to separate their professional and social lives. This is such an important, difficult and…

Genevieve’s RACGP Fellowship and Awards Ceremony Speech – “You can do it all, just not all at once!”

Originally posted on Genevieve's anthology:
On Saturday 21st September, 2013,  I was honoured to be the guest speaker at the 2013 RACGP Fellowship and Awards Ceremony. It was held at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Southbank, Brisbane, for the new Fellows of the RACGP, their family members, RACGP staff and members, and dignitaries. My…