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VA Report Pearls: Microcytic Anemia!

Pearl 1: A good way to think (and teach) about microcytic anemia is to consider the ways in which microcytosis occurs. RBCs become microcytic due to a lack of hemoglobin, which can result from: 75 more words

Morning Report

System One - Patient Records

One of the issues we raised when we met with the CCG about problems that patients are having and reporting to us is that if they have chronic, long term conditions, not only are they not seeing the same GP regularly, but they are also having to spend precious appointment time updating the different GPs that they see on their condition. 293 more words

Patient Safety as Carrot or Stick?

by Gavin Daker-White , Research Fellow in Multimorbidity theme

In the patient safety literature, it is widely recognised that a team learning culture is crucial in reducing the incidence of errors or harms in health care settings. 448 more words

Patient Safety

Busting the care myth for hospital treatment

Today’s post is a pertinent one, given that for two days this week, the junior doctors will go on strike for the third time. This time, they will, for the first time in the history of the NHS, go for all out strike action. 660 more words

Diabetes treatments and risk of amputation, blindness, severe kidney failure, hyperglycaemia, and hypoglycaemia

Source: BMJ;
published 30 March 2016

Follow this link to read the abstract

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To assess the risks of amputation, blindness, severe kidney failure, hyperglycaemia, and hypoglycaemia in patients with type 2 diabetes associated with prescribed diabetes drugs. 29 more words

Journal Article


Curbside Consult: To ask another physician a question about the management of one of your patients when they are not actively seeing that patient.

In residency I was taught to never curbside another physician. 553 more words