On Evidence, Education, Errors, Ego and Expert intuition


This is not the usual Broome Docs post.  So just a quick foreword to warn you!  This is an essay on the way we practice medicine.  There are no gory pictures, tricky cases or clinical insights today – just my collected thoughts following recent meditation and discussion around what we do.  This is a little […]


Benzos, back pain, Descartes and depression

This week I got involved in an online debate that started at LITFL’s Socrates and Sophistry section, then spilled over into the less-civilized Twittersphere.  Dr Minh le Cong @rfdsdoc (PHARM podcast) and I got into a bit of a debate about the role of benzodiazepines in acute back pain management.  I took the no, not […]