A recent JAMA study adds fuel to the anti-ALS fire, but is this research credible?
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: Will the SGR get repealed? Plus, Google's next endeavor: surgery performed by robots.
Our ability to detect PEs has increased over time, but with hypersensitive testing we risk overdiagnosis, which can cause more harm than good
Tracing the agility of eye movement may aid in quick ED diagnosis
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: What is causing rural hospitals to close? Plus, an emotional photo of an ED doc goes viral.
This week's crop of critical reads from around the web, along with commentary by EPM senior editors. This week: Are your patients recording your dialogue without your consent? Plus, why making a machine that can analyze flatulence is most definitely a good idea.
With any new proposed use of technology comes a new need to review potential regulations and laws. Video recordings of patient interactions would be no exception.
Maybe you remember the famous video by Simons and Chabris. Two groups of students, one in white shirts and the other in black shirts, are passing a basketball around. You are asked to watch the video and count the number of passes made by one of the teams. What you didn’t notice, during all of your counting, was that midway through the video, a gorilla walked straight through the middle of the scene.
I’m intrigued by Dr. Jeremy Brown’s suggestion, but I think it would be worthwhile to do some back-of-the-envelope calculations regarding the technical side of such a med-cam program.
Scrubs —- check. Stethoscope — check. Body camera — check.