- Every disease has its queuer
- Australia’s best doctor comes in from the bush
- Tiwi GP – I can run, but can’t hide
- Coleman’s guide to poisoning and the dark arts
- Bad Habits
- Avoiding doctors like the plague
- Podcast 14: Alcohol-related harm in general practice
- Managing diabetes is not all about expensive medication
- My perfect medical statistics day
- GP Sceptics podcast 13: Nurses’ conflicts-of-interest
- A textbook case walked into the room
- Vitamins: mostly harmless, mostly profitable
- Post-truth therapy: alternative medicine with alternative facts
- Drug seeker basted me like a turkey
- 48-second GP consultations
- ‘Junior’ doctors: what’s in a label?
- GP Sceptics podcast 12: Doctors’ resilience
- GP Sceptics podcast 11: Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- How to measure med student empathy
- The Fed endures, and so must we
- Tamiflu: an expensive lesson in panic stockpiling
- GP Sceptics podcast 10: GPs at the Deep End
- Pain clinics: how did such a fresh idea turn sour?
- Not just a GP – I’m your specialist in uncertainty
- GP Sceptics podcast 9: The Environment
- Let’s celebrate the bolt-cutter surgeon
- Greater transparency on specialist fees: a no-brainer
- Four Corners Big Vitamins exposé: cuts both ways
- Five reasons why I’d still encourage my child to do medicine
- GP Sceptics podcast 8: Marketing
- Google Health Cards: the first test drive
- GP sceptics podcast 7: EBM Hijacked!
- Does the weather affect our joints?
- GP Sceptics podcast 6: Obesity – Christmas edition
- Anne Deveson, who destigmatised schizophrenia
- Why ‘medicine for the rich’ is sometimes inevitable
- GP Sceptics podcast 5: Lyme disease…don’t get sold a lemon
- GP Sceptics podcast 4: Addiction
- Homeopathy: US mandates ‘No evidence’ labels
- With Obamacare gone, how will Trumpcare affect US health?
Tag Archives: healthcare
48-second GP consultations
GPs in some countries have a fleeting moment to do what takes me 15 minutes. Can less be more? Continue reading
Posted in medical writing Tagged BMJ, consultation, GP, healthcare, Kahneman, Medical Observer 10 Comments
‘Junior’ doctors: what’s in a label?
Is the term ‘junior doctor’ an insult? Maybe not today, but it will be tomorrow. That’s how these labels roll. Continue reading
Posted in medical writing Tagged #FOAMed, healthcare, junior, junior doctor, language, medical, registrars 1 Comment
Tamiflu: an expensive lesson in panic stockpiling
The removal of Tamiflu from the WHO “core medicines” list is an uncomfortable reminder of the $4 billion we spent stockpiling it during the 2009 swine flu. What on earth were we thinking? Continue reading
Posted in medical writing Tagged EBM, evidence, healthcare, Medical Observer, pharmaceutical, population health, Tamiflu, transparency 1 Comment
With Obamacare gone, how will Trumpcare affect US health?
The richest health industry in the world woke this morning with a feeling of ‘what just happened?’ Continue reading
Posted in medical writing Tagged health, healthcare, Medical Observer, pharmaceutical, President, Trump, USA 2 Comments