I loved this cartoon because it graphically illustrates how science can mislead. A trainee or non-EBM oriented physician can grasp the underlying meaning of why jumping on the p>.05 train, or churning for post-hoc significance can be hazardous to your cortex.
BONUS: Archives of IM ONLINE FIRST (Authors, **SHM members**): Hospital-Based Medication Reconciliation Practces: A Systematic Review.
“We are playing the same sport, but a different game,” the wise, thoughtful emergency medicine attending physician once told me. “I am playing speed chess – I need to make a move quickly, or I lose – no matter what. My moves have to be right, but they don’t always necessarily need to be the […]
“One-out-of-three”. I’m going to say that one more time: “One-out-of-three”. That’s the amount of medical resources that a group of surveyed hospitalists believe is used toward defensive medicine. Can you think of any other aspect of your life in which 1/3 of your decisions are made, not to optimize the outcome, but “just to be […]
We grab some popcorn on the way in. Maybe a drink. The place is bustling, bright lights lead the way, and the kids grab all the new objects at each turn. Another fun Saturday night about to begin. At Target. Yep, spending the weekend evening strolling the aisles of a big box store: family fun […]