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Review of orthopaedic services: Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland. March 2010

Review of orthopaedic services: Prepared for the Auditor General for Scotland. March 2010. Website http://www.audit-scotland.gov.uk/media/article.php?id=128 "In recent years, the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland has significantly reduced the length of time people are waiting to receive orthopaedic procedures such as hip replacements and knee operations. Over 95% of patients are now treated within 26 weeks of referral, compared to only 66% in 2003. But there is scope to make savings by working more efficiently. An Audit Scotland report, Review of orthopaedic services, says there is high demand for these services. Orthopaedic care is particularly important for older people, who have the highest rates of fractures and joint replacement."  
Chris Oliver
almost 11 years ago
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The Mental Health Act (England and Wales)

This was passed in 1983, and amended in 2007. . It is rather long and detailed. It allows for the compulsory admission of those who are mentally ill.  In practical circumstances, doctors and social workers will try to persuade patients to be admitted voluntarily, but in some circumstances, you may have to ‘section’ them to allow treatment against their will. The most important parts are 2,3,4,5 & 135 and 136.    
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
almost 7 years ago
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Deaths from pancreatic cancer in Europe continue to increase while rates for other cancers fall

Deaths from pancreatic cancer are predicted to increase in men and women while rates for all other cancers, except lung cancer in women, continue to decrease, says an analysis of current trends across European countries published this week.1  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic cannabinoids reported efficacy in controlling nausea in patients with cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy.1 Dronabinol (an oral synthetic THC) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for this indication,1 but it was not widely used because patients were unable to titrate doses or disliked its psychoactive effects.1 It is still available in the US, United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Should doctors prescribe cannabinoids?

The medical use of cannabis was advocated in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s when clinical trials of oral synthetic tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other oral synthetic cannabinoids reported efficacy in controlling nausea in patients with cancer who were undergoing chemotherapy.1 Dronabinol (an oral synthetic THC) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 for this indication,1 but it was not widely used because patients were unable to titrate doses or disliked its psychoactive effects.1 It is still available in the US, United Kingdom, and the rest of Europe.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Cutting Europe’s meat and dairy consumption would benefit health and environment, says report

If Europeans cut their meat and dairy consumption by 50% it would help their health and the environment, a new report has said.  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Patellar dislocation in football, with Professor Philippe Neyret, France

Stream Patellar dislocation in football, with Professor Philippe Neyret, France by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
SoundCloud
over 6 years ago
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Why the UK has a high child death rate - BBC News

The UK has one of the most advanced health systems in the world, but one of worst child mortality rates in Western Europe.  
BBC News
over 6 years ago
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Council of Europe issues guide to end of life care

The Strasbourg based Council of Europe has issued a guide on the decision making process regarding medical treatment in end of life situations.1  
bmj.com
over 6 years ago