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2014-09-12 04:20:25

Leading healthcare publisher alleviates reviewer fatigue with ScholarOne Reviewer Locator PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a collaboration with British Medical Journals (BMJ), a prominent publisher of healthcare research, to optimize the efficiency of the article peer-review process and solve the industry-wide problem...

2014-09-02 23:04:55

~ The Clinical Reference Tool from EBSCO Health will Feature the Most Current Oncology Guidelines ~ IPSWICH, Mass. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Healthcare professionals will be able to access information about the latest and most complete oncology guidelines available at the point of care following an agreement between EBSCO Health and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®). Information from NCCN will be summarized along with other evidence and guidelines in the...

2014-08-19 23:05:45

Brigham and Women’s Doctor to Strengthen Oncology Content Available from the EBSCO Health Clinical Reference Tool Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Healthcare professionals who access evidence-based oncology information through DynaMed™ will now be using content overseen by the new DynaMed Deputy Editor of Oncology and Hematology, Kevin Loughlin, MD, MBA, MA (Hon.). Dr. Loughlin brings extensive credentials and significant experience in the field to the tool from EBSCO Health. Dr....

2014-07-03 11:24:36

BMJ-British Medical Journal It's the right thing to do, and most people want it, say editors The BMJ today calls for Lord Falconer's Assisted Dying Bill, which is expected to receive its second reading in the House of Lords this month, to eventually become law. In an editorial, Dr Fiona Godlee, editor in chief, Dr Tony Delamothe, UK editor and Rosamund Snow, patient editor, say "recognition of an individual's right to determine his or her best interests lies at the heart of this...

2014-05-16 23:05:38

Journal added to member benefits as an official journal of the Foundation; NPSF president appointed to journal’s editorial advisory board. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, today announced that BMJ Quality & Safety, an international, peer-reviewed journal published by BMJ, will become an official journal of NPSF, effective July 1, 2014. Members of the Foundation’s individual membership...

2014-04-03 08:27:41

Lupus Science & Medicine is launched to provide the latest lupus research and stimulate collaborative efforts to improving the lives of all people affected by lupus WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America and BMJ announced today the launch and publication of the first scientific research articles in Lupus Science & Medicine(TM). Lupus Science & Medicine is a peer reviewed, Open Access, online journal that provides a central point for...

2013-10-08 13:48:58

But doctors in late stages of career six times more likely to be referred for help Just five in every 1000 NHS doctors—less than 1% of the workforce—prompt concerns about their performance every year, sufficient to warrant the need for outside help, indicates an analysis of 11 years of data, published in BMJ Quality & Safety. But doctors in the late stages of their career are six times more likely to be referred for remedial help, the figures show. The findings are based on a...

2013-07-19 14:31:11

Similar trends found in UK, Australia and US Missed diagnoses―particularly of cancer, heart attack, and meningitis―and drug errors make up the bulk of malpractice claims brought against doctors in primary care, finds an analysis of published data in the online journal BMJ Open. The risk of litigation has not been given a great deal of attention in primary care, say the authors. But with most healthcare contacts taking place in primary care, it is...

2013-05-29 09:45:26

Profits from pregnancy: How trusted organizations sell out women to commercial interests Trusted organizations, such as the NHS and some UK royal colleges, profit by selling commercial advertisers access to pregnant women through promotions such as Bounty bags. On bmj.com today, GP Margaret McCartney says these potential conflicts of interests are unacceptable. For example, she describes how a commercial company was offered access to mothers through adverts and editorial content in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'