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September 10th, 2010

Podcast 100: Practical informed consent

We’re not talking about philosophy here, but practical clinical approaches to making sure your patients understand what they’re agreeing to, and have the information to ask the right questions before they sign that form. It’s podcast 100. I’m always looking for ways to make this useful, and if you have any reactions, please drop [...]


February 27th, 2010

Podcast 76: On saying “No” to patients’ requests.

A conversation with the authors of an Archives of Internal Medicine study that examines the best tactics for saying “No” to inappropriate requests. Contact me at 1-617-440-4374 or at jelia@jwatch.org. Interview-related links: Archives of Internal Medicine abstract Atul Gawande’s New Yorker article News-related links: The rosiglitazone (Avandia) controversy Advisory on thiazolidinediones Physicians’ work hours 13-valent [...]


April 3rd, 2009

Podcast 37: A conversation with Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia’s Donald Griesdale about a meta-analysis on tight glucose control in the ICU.

This week we talk with Don Griesdale about his meta-analysis on glucose control during intensive care. The evidence is complex, but we hope the presentation is straightforward and useful. You’ll let us know if it isn’t, right? Just call us at 1-617-440-4374 and leave a message. This week’s links: Medicare Rehospitalization Data Highlight Importance of [...]


November 18th, 2008

Podcast 20: While we take a week off, we offer the reprise of an interview with Dr. Steven Woloshin of Dartmouth Medical School.

We interviewed Steven Woloshin back in June about a method of showing patients the magnitude of the risks they face from habits like smoking. We reprise the interview while we take some time off to recharge our batteries. Interview link: First Watch coverage of Woloshin’s study in JNCI


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