Monday, July 18, 2016

My talk on the evolution of the medical textbook and the role of social media

One of the most exciting thing I have ever done was speak at dotMed this past February. I blogged about it. My talk just got pushed out to youtube.

The idea underlying the talk is that the medical textbook holds a central role in the education of physicians. Over the years, the textbook evolved from a single author text like Osler's to the multi-author textbook like Harrison's, to the online, digital solution like UpToDate.

I speculate that the next evolution will incorporate mobile and social elements and then proceed to show how the nephrology social media collective is using social tools to deliver compelling medical education. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Two new lectures: diabetic kidney disease and mild hyperkaemia

Diabetic kidney disease


The survey on the treatment of mild hyperkalemia:

Results of the survey:

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Can you answer this question on mild hyperkalemia

I am giving a new lecture on hyperkalemia. I want to start with a question on how people manage mild hyperkalemia.

Here are the two slides:

If you could answer the survey and make suggestions for improvements I would appreciate it. Tweet suggestions to @Kidney_Boy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Seminal Articles in Health Policy

So this is a little out of my wheelhouse, but yesterday this tweet came across my tweet stream:

Ari Friedman replied

Which was simultaneously a great answer and kind of useless. He then sent me a bibliography, here is his list with links:

  1. Arrow K. Uncertainty and the Welfare Economics of Medical Care. 1963;53(5). (PDF)
  2. Pauly M. The economics of moral hazard: comment. American Economic Review 1968;58(3):531–7.  (PDF)
  3. Cutler DM, Reber S. Paying For Health Insurance: The Trade-Off Between Competition And Adverse Selection. The Quarterly Journal of Economics 1998. (PDF)
  4. Taubman SL, Allen HL, Wright BJ, Baicker K, Finkelstein AN. Medicaid Increases Emergency-Department Use: Evidence from Oregon’s Health Insurance Experiment. Science 2014;343(6168):263–8.  (PDF)
  5. Cohen JT, Neumann PJ, Weinstein MC. Does Preventive Care Save Money? Health Economics and the Presidential Candidates. N Engl J Med 2008;358(7):661–3.  (PDF | NEJM)
  6. Burns LR, Pauly MV. Accountable Care Organizations May Have Difficulty Avoiding The Failures Of Integrated Delivery Networks Of The 1990s. Health Aff 2012;31(11):2407–16. (PDF)
Cedric Dark tweeted:

I will add to this when he gets back to me.
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