Eenefits of high levels of vitamin D was “inconsistent and/or conflicting

After reviewing the data, the committee concluded that the evidence for the benefits of high levels of vitamin D was “inconsistent and/or conflicting and did not demonstrate causality.” Evidence also suggests that high levels of vitamin D can increase the risks for fractures and the overall death rate and can raise the risk for other … Continue reading Eenefits of high levels of vitamin D was “inconsistent and/or conflicting

Soda Pop and Gout!

Coca Cola => Ouch!Amplify’d from jama.ama-assn.org Vol. 304 No. 20, November 24, 2010 Original Contribution  This Article  •Full text  •PDF  •Send to a friend  • Save in My Folder  •Save to citation manager  •Permissions  Citing Articles  •Contact me when this article is cited  Related Content  •Related article  •Similar articles in JAMA  Topic Collections  •Public Health … Continue reading Soda Pop and Gout!

How to make and then measure an “effective” decision?

What is a rational method for making trade-offs?Amplify’d from http://www.amazon.comThis review is from: Harvard Business Review on Decision Making (Paperback)First, decide which decisions are most important rather than merely urgent.Much of the contextual material in this volume is out-of-date, given the fact that the eight articles originally appeared in the Harvard Business Review years ago … Continue reading How to make and then measure an “effective” decision?

A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

1. Focus on what's important 2. be logical and consistent 3. acknowledge objective and subjective factors, and blend analytical with intuitive thinking 4. require only as much information and analysis as neccessary to resolve the dilemma 5. encourage and guide the gathering of relevant information and informed opinion 6. be straightforward, reliable, easy to use, … Continue reading A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions

Why We Make Mistakes

Psychology, neuroscience, and economic and the science of human errorAmplify’d from http://www.amazon.comWhy We Make Mistakes: How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average [Paperback] Joseph T. Hallinan Joseph T. Hallinan (Author) › Visit Amazon's Joseph T. Hallinan Page Find all the books, read about … Continue reading Why We Make Mistakes

Tips and Pointers for Improved Decision Making

Tips and Pointers for Improved Decision Making Customer Reviews: Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition Customer Reviews Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition 34 Reviews 5 star: (24) 4 star: (4) 3 star: (3) 2 star: (2) 1 star: (1) Average Customer Review 4.4 out of 5 stars (34 customer reviews) Share your … Continue reading Tips and Pointers for Improved Decision Making

The Remarkable Inability of Experts to Accurately Predict the Right Course of Action

The Remarkable Inability of Experts to Accurately Predict the Right Course of Action Scientific proof of the routine error and misunderstanding and predictions by so called Experts... Before anyone turns an ear to an expert, they might do well to obtain a copy of Phillip Tetlock's new book on the scientific study of the failure … Continue reading The Remarkable Inability of Experts to Accurately Predict the Right Course of Action

Use of the “Checklist” and the MGB

Use of the "Checklist" and the MGB Improving Outcomes and patient safety...Amplify’d from http://www.amazon.com5.0 out of 5 stars Game Changing..., December 23, 2009 By D. Kanigan (CT, USA) - See all my reviews (VINE VOICE)    (TOP 1000 REVIEWER)    Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right … Continue reading Use of the “Checklist” and the MGB

Improving Quality of Care: The MGB and the Checklist

Improving Quality of Care: The MGB and the Checklist Why Dr. Rutledge's PreOp, IntraOp and PostOp Care is "Checklist" Driven...Amplify’d from http://www.newyorker.comAnnals of Medicine The Checklist If something so simple can transform intensive care, what else can it do? by Atul Gawande December 10, 2007 Text Size: Small Text Medium Text Large Text Print E-Mail … Continue reading Improving Quality of Care: The MGB and the Checklist

The Mini-Gastric Bypass and the “Checklist”

The Mini-Gastric Bypass and the "Checklist"Amplify’d from http://www.amazon.com Amazon Exclusive: Malcolm Gladwell Reviews The Checklist Manifesto Malcolm Gladwell was named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2005. He is most recently the author of What the Dog Saw (a collection of his writing from The New Yorker) as well as the New … Continue reading The Mini-Gastric Bypass and the “Checklist”