1. Do we spend too much time talking about homeopathy?
  2. Robert Centor does not like performance metrics. Related: why does the new sepsis measure define severe sepsis as lacate>2 when the evidence suggests the cutoff should be 4?
  3. 30% of women in academic medicine have experienced sexual harassment.
  4. Canada started taking demented seniors off antipsychotics. See what happens next. (Hint, they fell less, but also, their agitated and uncooperative behavior improved).  Would like to see this published, though.
  5. Rational suicide for the mentally ill in Canada? Also, friends don’t let friends visit xojane.


Surgical variability. For and against.

The ABIM Foundation moves its money offshore.  Best enjoyed by imagining that Richard Baron looks like Snidely Whiplash.