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Suicide: Sailing on Uncertain Seas

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Hi All Last week I was lucky enough to be able to present this talk to the SWEETS Emergency Medicine Conference in Stockholm. Thanks to Dr. Katrin Hruska for the invitation. This is a video of my lecture and slides as presented by myself and local Broome Psych resident Dr Nick Gilbert. The first 15 […]

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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 […]

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Relative Absolute Risk

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Gday!  This post is inspired by a few things: A. Dr Andre Bonney (@keeweedoc) who tweeted earlier this week –  B. This article that came out in the Lancet August 16th 2014 on Blood pressure-lowering treatment based on cardiovascular risk: a meta-analysis of individual patient data The bottom line is: “Lowering blood pressure provides similar relative […]

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Risk and Uncertainty – part 1

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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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Contraception: Commonsense and controversy

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Welcome back.  I have had a few weeks off and this is the first podcast for a while. I have invited Dr Penny Wilson – our resident GP / Gynae / Women’s health expert back onto the podcast to discuss her approach to the common presentation of contraception counselling.  We also discuss the recent controversy […]