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Risk and Uncertainty – part 1

Gerd Gigerenzer

Gday. It has been a quite month on the blog as I have started paternity leave and have been redressing the work-life balance scales – very much in the family direction. Not doing any clinical work has given me time to pause and ponder a few of the more abstract ideas that we often brush […]

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Quantum Quandaries, Diagnostic Decoherence and Probabilisticians

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So I imagine you have just read the title of this post and thought – “Casey has finally lost it!” – or something to that effect…. Diagnostic Decoherence – it sounds like the title of an obscure SMACC lecture. So what am I rambling on about – what is this concept? Where does it come […]

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The Schizophrenic Mind of a Part-time Resuscitationist

kenny roger

OK a quick Broome pearl tonight Scott Weingart just posted a really thought-provoking podcast on Errors of Omission vs Commission So I have put up a quick podcast to outline my thoughts about the case and the problem I see with errors involving inappropriate medicine in the ED. Please leave your thoughts on Scotts blog […]

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Medical myth : Give Max with your Morph?

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Gday readers.  This post is the result of a recent Twitter discussion involving a group of FOAMites including: @EMManchester, @smotovmd, @EMS_Junkie, @ KangarooBeach, @rfdsdoc, @MDAware, @Darn_if_i_know, @OneArmWonder, @Lyall I had a very Orthopaedic weekend – footy season is back, lots of minor injuries.  And then the seasonal influx of tourists – means a lot of […]

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Paeds Fever Hangout: temps, teething and tots

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Gday, really excited to be able to bring you this latest podcast. A few weeks ago my local Paediatric partner-in-crime; Dr Mel Thompson and I got chatting about fever, teething and other potential errors, biases and pitfalls of Paediatrics. This spilled over onto the Twitter feed – resulting in a brief discussion of Paeds fever.  […]