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Prostate Cancer screening: survival vs. mortality

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Hi there In case you missed it – Dr Rob Park has just published an epic review of prostate cancer screening over on the FOAM4GP blog. If you have any exposure to prostate cancer screening in your practice or just are interested in the way modern medicine works – go over and check it out. […]

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On Sick Kids, Sore Throats, Swabs and Such

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Dear Fellow Doctors, I would like to take a moment of your time to discuss a point of medical practice which seems to remain controversial despite it being really common and a well-researched problem.  I would like to tell you about the modern management of the humble throat infection.  Yes, it is a really common, dare […]

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The History of Empathy from SMACC GOLD

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Gday About six months ago I was at the SMACC GOLD conference in Queensland having a blast and rubbing shoulders with the great teachers of the FOAM family.  I was lucky enough to be asked to give a talk and really given free reign over the topic.  Which sounds like a good thing, but means […]

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Resus Room Feng Shui

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Just had to reblog this one.  My mate and fellow “madman” of rural FOAM has just posted his SMACC talk slides for you all to check out – he was a star of the SMACC stage and did a great job selling the rural scene as the place to do great Medicine .   So […]

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Relative Absolute Risk – the discussion

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This is a follow up discussion on the recent post on risk – its two flavours being “relative” and “absolute”. This is a quick look at the basics of describing risk and how it can lead one astray! Lets start by looking at how “relative risk” can be used to sell stuff – newspapers, health […]