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

5 out of 200 have a major vascular complication after surgery

Richard Smith at BMJ reports on the progress of a very large clinical trial investigating the effects of surgery. As any good journalist would do, he compares this to another major epidemic - HIV - and shows that more people suffer as a result of surgery than contract HIV in a year. The researchers undertaking … Continue reading 5 out of 200 have a major vascular complication after surgery