Protocol – Behavioral Economics and Clinical Preventive Services Scoping Review

Just advertising that we're starting a Scoping Review. Scoping reviews aren't eligible for registration on Prospero, so we're using Open Science Framework's registration option and blogging/tweeting about it. Our topic? The use of behavioral economics (concepts and interventions) in improving the appropriate use of discrete clinical preventive services. Behavioral economics and associated interventions and explanations …

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“Won’t you listen to what the man said…”

I have long been a fan of the Kirkpatrick training evaluation scheme since I first encountered it during my education fellowship.  It is a useful framework for instructional design and assessment, and for educational research - especially for research about continuing medical education (CME).  The original framework relies on four basic levels, which were developed …

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The public health we may have lost in population health.

This post from the World Health Organization caught my eye. The leading causes of child (< 5 yr) mortality are: preterm birth complications, pneumonia, birth asphyxia, diarrhea and malaria.  If we could provide access to basic primary health care, including prenatal care, and simple public health measures - mosquito nets, clean water and nutritional supplementation - …

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