Not what the doctor said

Reactance is a psychological phenomenon that may cause people to ignore well-meant advice from doctors.

How social media is changing the healthcare landscape

In the last years we have seen surprisingly influential social media campaigns signalling a shift towards more transparency and accountability in healthcare.

The drug rep and our illusory superiority

When the drug company representative comes along, serves lunch and gives us little gifts in order to get us to prescribe their product, we think we’re not susceptible to their influence.

We don’t see alcohol as the problem; it’s a solution

It seems pointless for GPs to counsel people about their alcohol use once or twice a year, when they get hammered with alcohol ads at the sports club every week.

Doctors should be dispensing medications more often

Doctor-owned pharmacies have many advantages, including cost savings.

Amazing Australian GP Bloggers, 2014

The one and only list of Amazing Australian GP Bloggers, 2014!

Tribalism: The real enemy in healthcare

The inconvenient truth is that we’re often acting as a dysfunctional team where every member’s main goal is to finish their own little task, and where other team members are regarded as ‘the enemy’.

Hiring new staff? Don’t keep them waiting

Everything an organisation says and does during the selection procedure contributes to their brand image. A chaotic selection process where candidates are kept waiting too long sends out messages that are not doing the organisation any good.

5 business tips for doctors

Take control of your business and get the best outcome for your practice and patients.

How one GP gives his patients access to their electronic health records (interview)

Around the world there are several projects going that allow patients to get access to their records, and UK Doctor Amir Hannan is one of the trail blazers.

How to get doctors to use eHealth

There is the perception that doctors are resistant to change, such as the introduction of eHealth in their practices. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Co-payments, and why they’re not always appropriate

Although there’s nothing wrong with co-payments in general, some groups should be excluded from paying co-payments when they visit their healthcare providers. Co-payments are not always appropriate.

10 tips to stay healthy on a cruise (slideshow)

10 travel health tips to reduce the risk of becoming unwell during or after your cruise holiday

Doctors get sick too

News about scientific discoveries and new medical treatments gives us hope. Hope that one day, we may be able to live without suffering. But it also creates false expectations.

Should consumers have online access to their health records?

Online access to electronic health records will boost transparency. It will change the interaction between consumers and practitioners and may improve quality of care.


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