Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival

The “Best of Medical Blogs - weekly review and blog carnival” is a weekly summary of the best posts from medical blogs. Please email your suggestions for inclusion to clinicalcases@gmail.com. Best of Medical Blogs (BMB) is published every Tuesday, just like the old Grand Rounds.

Logic is not good enough. We need evidence. Why should performance measures receive a pass on evaluation?

We once thought it was logical to give antiarrythmic drugs to patients after they had a myocardial infarction. We once thought that beta blockers were contraindicated in systolic dysfunction. We consistently follow logic and conventional wisdom, yet find out that we were wrong. Why should performance measures receive a pass on evaluation? From db's Medical Rants: http://buff.ly/16uF3j7

Has Twitter Changed? Remember when Twitter was a great place to have conversations? 

When people now want to have a little bit deeper discussion, they send me an e-mail, or even a text to my phone - and the conversation takes place off the "public" airwaves. But why?

In my opinion, here are reasons why "rich engagement" has gone private: Political Correctness prevents deep analysis; This hyper-partisian world leaves little room for the "middle of the road" opinion; Being taken "out of context" is no longer the exception, it is the rule. From Family Medicine Rocks: http://bit.ly/Z0ynE5

Dr. Wes: Maintaining Board Certification Every Two Years http://bit.ly/17gFAU9

We need more “old fashioned” doctors. Spending time with patients should not be considered “old fashioned”. Using technology sparingly should not be considered “old fashioned”. Technology is a tool not an answer. http://www.medrants.com/archives/7249

Work Life Balance - from Life in the Fast Lane medical education blog http://bit.ly/XoPZ12

Times have changed… we might break free from the self-flagellating oppression of yesteryear to forge a fitter and more fulfilling future


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