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Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:11
AbstractObjectiveTo determine if using a parachute prevents death or major traumatic injury when jumping from an aircraft.DesignRandomized controlled trial.SettingPrivate or commercial aircraft...
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A Christmas guide to clinical coding

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:06
♫ Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Read codes fade, SNOMED’s glistening ♫If you didn’t find the section heading amusing you either have no sense of humour (SNOMED: 288801003—“Unable to use...
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Hospitals hit unsafe occupancy and divert ambulances in first week of winter

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:05
Winter strain on the NHS in England is showing, with hospitals hitting “unsafe” occupancy levels and many ambulance crews being diverted from busy sites, figures show.NHS England statistics—the first...
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Appraisal Bingo

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 18:01
Revalidation and regular appraisal are now an essential part of clinical life. Having known no different, current junior doctors accept regular evaluation as a compulsory part of training but more...
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Sharing an act of kindness

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:21
In increasingly busy and difficult times, it is easy to forget that sometimes the smallest acts of kindness and compassion can make the biggest difference.Even something as small as making a...
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Life expectancy: preventing heart disease will do most to reduce disparities, report finds

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 17:11
No single cause can be found for the slowdown in life expectancy improvement seen in the UK, a report from Public Health England (PHE) has concluded.1It does not rule out the belt tightening in...
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Rethinking medicine

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 13:35
Modern medicine is one of humanity’s great achievements. It improves, prolongs, and saves lives by applying the biomedical and clinical sciences to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Its...
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Consider alternative evidence sources for medical devices

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:05
Equity of access is an underpinning theme of the NHS. Concerns raised in accessing the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitor encapsulate many of the wider problems facing technologies that are not...
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