Glucose and HbA1c screening alone does not increase detection of previously unidentified diabetes in patients admitted from EDs https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2019/211/10/routine-glucose-assessment-emergency-department-detecting-unrecognised-diabetes Unlike the paper’s conclusion, I’m not sure dedicated staff and resourcing would change this either
Australian Genomics is calling for a change in research ethics and governance frameworks https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2019/211/10/ethics-approval-process-multisite-research-studies-australia-changes-sought Multisite approvals do slow down research (and can be frustrating), but we need to make sure any changes protect participants
Werner Herzog remains an original https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/werner-herzog-the-mandalorian-star-wars-jon-favreau-disney-plus-1203400810/
Do they though? https://www.sciencenews.org/article/will-to-survive-might-take-artificial-intelligence-next-level Building RNN/deep learning models of things like “feelings” and “learning” without fundamentally understanding the phenomena seems kind of silly.
Do general practice management and/or team care arrangements reduce avoidable hospitalisations in Central and Eastern Sydney, Australia? https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-019-4663-3
NSW and Queensland fires: Sydney to face catastrophic danger rating for first time http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2019/nov/10/nsw-and-queensland-fires-fires-rage-as-conditions-expected-to-worsen
Bonjour-hi: Quebec denies French citizen residency for failing to show command of French http://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/08/quebec-denies-frenchwoman-residency-for-failing-to-show-command-of-french
Jacarandas: a reminder of the three weeks a year that this is a pleasant city to love in (mostly) https://flic.kr/p/2hGFvkW
There are still prospects for positive transformational change in responding to the climate emergency - if we’re brave enough to imagine a different future https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biz088/5610806
Primary health care, inequalities, and imagining the future. He/him.
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