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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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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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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

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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 […]