Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Faith Fitzgerald once quipped that prognostic modeling is the “punctilious quantification of the amorphous.” She has a point. Prognosis is inherently uncertain. As Alex Lee says on our podcast today, all prognostic models will be wrong (in some circumstances and for some patients); our job is to make...
Oct 20, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
When I’m on service these days there is inevitably a moment when a resident says “Patient so-and-so is on X” - and I have absolutely no idea what X is. Modern subspecialist practice advances at such a remarkably rapid pace, it can be hard to keep up.
In this context, we’re excited to hear from infectious...
Oct 6, 2022
Earlier this year palliative care was the correct response to the following clue on the game show Jeopardy:
From a Latin word for “to cloak”, it’s the type of care given to seriously ill patients to provide comfort without curing
What struck me most was not that palliative care was a question, nor that it made...