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Insights into doctors' learning - and opportunities to learn

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by MeSci, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I thought this was a very interesting article in the NEJM on how doctors learn - and can learn - in the course of their work, and with their students.

    I hope that such doctors have a healthy scepticism about the sites they consult. I understand that UptoDate.com can leave something to be desired, for example.

    Things that spring to mind are:
    • It confirms that/how scientifically-literate - and even just reasonably-intelligent - patients, carers, etc. can be more knowledgeable than (their) doctors, as they too can use such sites (as do many of us).
    • Available info often fails to include crucial things which doctors and patients need to know
    • I think there was something else but I've forgotten!
     
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