This is the third in a series of 34 blogs based on a list of ‘Key Concepts’ developed by an Informed Health Choices project team.
Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals
Eight Tips for using Twitter during health-related conferences (free JPG) (RT @gmacscotland see Tweet)
This is the second in a series of 34 blogs based on a list of ‘Key Concepts’ developed by an Informed Health Choices project team.
This is the first in a series of 34 blogs based on a list of ‘Key Concepts’ developed by an Informed Health Choices project team.
Updated tutorial: What is a Systematic Review? – PubMed Health (free) (RT @hildabast)
Have a look: Example of visual abstract and its benefits for engagement (Tweet)
Original article ($ for full-text): Visual Abstracts to Disseminate Research on Social Media: A Prospective, Case-control Crossover Study – Annals of Surgery
See also: an open-source primer on visual abstracts (free)
This new tendency might increase engagement with medical research.
Now free: citation data from 14 million papers, and more might come – Science (free) (RT @robertkiley see Tweet) AND Initiative aims to break science’s citation paywall – Nature Breaking News (free) AND Global Coalition Pushes for Unrestricted Sharing of Scholarly Citation Data – Creative Commons (free) AND Initiative for Open Citations – I4OC (free)
Open Science, Open Access and Open Data gaining momentum.
Apparently, it successfully finds an open-access version (completely legal) of a paper around 30% of the time. We have tried and it worked for some of the articles we’ve tested. See it for yourself.
Press release: Canadians have more than 1 million potentially unnecessary medical tests and treatments every year – Canadian Institute for Health Information (free)
See report: Unnecessary Care in Canada (free PDF)
Growing problem in many countries, making resources less available for treatments and conditions that matter.
The first issue of the Lancet Planetary Health is out (#OpenAccess)
Editorial: Welcome to The Lancet Planetary Health
The Choosing Wisely is a leading effort to encourage conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and treatments to improve value in healthcare.
Just Started! Free Online Course: Essentials of Global Health – Yale University and Coursera
Free Online Course, Starts April 17. An Introduction to Population Health – University of Manchester and Coursera
Free Online Course, Starts April 10. To Screen or not to Screen? Methods and health policies through case studies – University of Geneva and Coursera
More commentaries on academic writing and the importance of making research understandable to all: ‘It’s time to make sure research is understandable to all’ – The Telegraph (free) AND Scientific language is becoming more informal – Nature (free)
Very interesting compilation with 100 objects that have made their mark on public health (for better or worse).
See also: WHO’s work on patient safety (free) AND WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety (free) AND WHO Educational materials for medication safety (free)