ACP: Failure of a Continuous Quality Improvement Intervention To Increase the Delivery of Preventive Services: A Randomized Trial
AHRQ (formerly AHCPR) has a good summary of many reports that have been produced by the Evidence-based Practice Centers
Wondering when you will be able to register a .med domain name? The ICANN will be discussing both HOW and WHEN to intorduce new categories ("top-level domains") of domain names next menth. An excellent document on the ICANN website describes both the rationale and the history for introducing new TLDs in addition to .com, .net and .org.
Looking for pediatric growth charts without formula advertising all over them? I found a good selection at CDC: NHANES - National Health and Examination Survey Homepage.
More Yahoo health news:No Antibiotics - Please! I like linking to Yahoo health news because most of the articles are easy to read. I often share my 'docnotes' links with patients -- and this link is, as many know .. right up my alley. And if it's on Yahoo .. then it Must be true!
A great dermatology resource from OHSU: An Introduction to Basic Dermatology
I stumbled on a link to this:Pocket Patient Billing for the Palm Computing Platform. I've not tried it .. but tempted to. Medical applications for the palmpilot are growing in both number and size. I'm NOT a fan of big software. Entering patient informaiton into palmpilots all day is not medical care. Patient tracking programs like pocketMD create a shadow medical record that is rarely necessary. The nice thing about Pocket Patient Billing is that the software only tries to do what is necessary - track names, dates, ICD-9 codes, etc. I think I'll try it!
Free ICD-9 searching online (registration required).
Free ICD-9: ICD-9-CM
BMJ: Patients are challenging the conclusions & advice of their physicians more. I'm not sure that this is a bad thing. We need to admit to our patients and ourselves tha we don't know everything.