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SMACCDUB: Bayes 2016 – A Diagnostic Odyssey

At the last SMACC outing in Dublin I gave this talk about Bayes’ theorem in medicine.  The challenge was to try and show how we can use this elegant idea in our day-to-day work. Today the audio version has been released on the SMACC podcast for all to hear.  It is a somewhat technical talk […]

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Quantum Quandaries, Diagnostic Decoherence and Probabilisticians

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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Clinical Case 090: Unstuffing the Turkey

You are at work in a busy little ED.  It’s just you and a bunch of junior MOs on the floor.  You are seeing all the patients that you can and handing out advice as you go.  Just after lunch one of your JMOs catches your eye…  “Can I run this patient past you boss?” […]