Australians’ views of our own health system

In a data briefing published in the last couple of days in the BMJ, there was an interesting graphic that indicated the public perception of the healthcare system. Although it isn’t particularly easy to find the source of the information in the Health Affairs cited by Appelby (an article with open access), the results are particularly … Continue reading Australians’ views of our own health system

A very interesting way to find journals, authors and related publications

This tool allows you to insert either a whole abstract or some keywords, to find related journals, their influence and other benefits (like being available for free after a certain amount of time). It also allows you to find relevant authors and the relevant articles they write. I tried this tool on two recent drafts … Continue reading A very interesting way to find journals, authors and related publications

Be careful who you criticise

Lancet editors discuss the case of a science writer, Simon Singh, and what happened when he wrote an opinion piece in the Guardian (UK) about claims by chiropractors, who promptly sued him. The original article can be found on an external site after being pulled from the Guardian’s website after the original complaint from the … Continue reading Be careful who you criticise

Vested interests in healthcare, as usual

Amy Wang and colleagues from Mayo Clinic write about the tendancy for authors with financial ties to GlaxoSmithKline to write favourably about the drug Rosiglitazone, which has been linked to increased risk of myocardial function and is arguably less useful than another drug on the market, Pioglitazone. Both drugs are used in diabetes care. Fiona … Continue reading Vested interests in healthcare, as usual