Our Favorite Reads So Far in 2017

When the MDCalc team isn’t scouring PubMed for studies to help our patients (and yours), we also like to read other stuff related to digital health, evidence, and the healthcare industry. It’s always hard to keep up with all the interesting articles on healthcare, and this year medicine has been a popular topic for journalists. So, we thought we’d share some of our favorite articles. Happy reading!

On Digital Health

  1. A.I. VERSUS M.D. What happens when diagnosis is automated? – By Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker
  2. NHS to start prescribing health apps that help manage conditions – By Matt Reynolds, New Scientist
  3. A digital revolution in health care is speeding upThe Economist
  4. Future challenges for digital healthcare – By Linda Brookes, M.Sc., Medical News Today
  5. Bypassing Clinical Decision Support Tools for Imaging in the ED – By Hossein Jadvar, Medscape

On Evidence

  1. When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes – By David Epstein, The Atlantic
  2. Common Treatments Not Supported by Evidence – By Marcia Frellick, Medscape
  3. The Sick and the Dead: Evidence-Based Trauma Resuscitation in 2016 by Hicks & Petrosoniak – By Scott Weingart, EMCrit
  4. Why Everything We Know About Salt May Be Wrong – By Gina Kolata, New York Times
  5. Why The Newly Proposed Sepsis Treatment Needs More Study – By Richard Harris, NPR

On Healthcare Industry

  1. Our Costly Addiction to Health Care Jobs – By Chad Terhune, New York Times
  2. Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth – By Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR
  3. The dangers of crowdsourced medicine – By Jeff Russ, San Francisco Chronicle
  4. What Your Therapist Doesn’t Know – By Tony Rousmaniere, The Atlantic
  5. HIPAA breach fines: It’s time to rethink this mess – By Tom Sullivan and Jessica Davis, Healthcare IT News

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