Big Picture Paediatrics : Adverse Childhood Experiences

So much of paediatrics, and medicine in general, is focussed on small experimental or observational studies. This series of posts takes the wider view; we’re talking here about some of the biggest and longest running studies that help us frame, measure and understand childhood through time and across the world. References: Felitti, VJ, Anda RF,…

Screening tests and statistics – we’re only doctors, what do we know?

A letter published in JAMA this week confirms what we already feared in medicine – we really do not understand statistics. Somehow throughout our university and training we have persuaded ourselves that statistics aren’t relevant unless you are conducting your own research. And yet we are delivering advice to patients every day based on our understanding of…

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