There are no secrets to doing well on the EBM exam - know the objectives and you'll do fine!
http://xkcd.com/1526/ via xkcd.com
But first!!! Email from the CMO of UUH: Procalcitonin now available for ED testing to evaluate for Sepsis/SIRS. Essential Evidence Plus What sort of article are we reading - how should we prepare? JAMA Site - Rational Clinical Examination Series Physical Examination and Lab Tests as Diagnostic Tests Systematic Review Validity …
A great review of expertise and its relationship to evidence.
An interesting oral history of evidence-based medicine by the folks who started it all. http://ebm.jamanetwork.com/
While reading over an analysis of decades-old studies of LSD as a treatment for alcoholism last week, I found that the so-called number needed to treat was 6 to prevent alcohol misuse. In other words, treat six people and one would benefit. via http://www.npr.org Golly - it's only taken...what...20 years to make headlines?
A great video on the American Healthcare System. Huge, illogical variation of care - we've been saying it for years... http://video.pbs.org/video/2198039605