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Mar 13, 2013

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I followed  up what I wrote about yesterday by looking at other (Scottish) NHS sources of information and advice. I had seen NHS Inform previously (branded as ‘Health Information you can trust’), and wrote to them pointing out that the skin section of their site contained lots of inaccuracies. I have just looked again, and […]

Mar 12, 2013

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Most science — and I am going to include medicine here — had been based on the idea that you build on the work of others. “Publish and be damned”, “Standing on the shoulders of others” etc. Peer review, as in challenge by one’s peers (rather than just the two rivals the journal editors chose) […]

I am puzzled by those who do not think that such training may make matters worse. I had thought the data was reasonable on this. Philip Greenspun has another clever angle (as usual). A friend of mine is a top science researcher working as a professor at a state university. Every year he is required […]

Mar 05, 2013

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A third way that health IT in America differs from consumer IT is usability. The design of most consumer Web sites is so obvious that one needs no instructions to use them. Within minutes, a seven year old can teach herself to play a complex game on an iPad. But a newly hired neurosurgeon with […]

“Students were pointing out to lecturers that they pay an absolute fortune to study,” Ms Allen continued. “If they bought something in a shop and it was broken, they would take it back. It’s quite possible that attitude exists towards education – if the mark isn’t what they wanted, they simply return it.”  THE

Mar 03, 2013

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The academy is getting duller. The Excel sheet masters are everywhere. Or perhaps I am just getting old,  or missing a (silent) spring. One young shoot that makes me smile is the paper entitled: “On the immortality of television sets: “function” in the human genome according to the evolution-free gospel of ENCODE”. It is free […]

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