'Art of Medicine' verses 'Dr Google'

'Art of Medicine' verses 'Dr Google'

Dr. Tim Ross, National Medical Director at Bupa Australia, looks at how common medical self diagnosis is via Google, the traps in doing so and provides some helpful tips on how to use the Web effectively in checking out that latest rash, sniffle, etc: linkedin.com/pulse/art-medi...

Over a hundred years ago, Mark Twain said: "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." It seems not much has changed in all that time...

Neil

Photo: Tassel Rope rush (Hypolaena fastigiata). I found this strange looking plant in a remote scrub patch some time ago and have since found patches of it closer to home. Thanks to Jay for identifying it.

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  • Unfortunately many doctors tend towards the pharmacology option and appear blind to anything not in a pharmacology manual. That is a type of bias that doesn't always lead to the best outcome for the patient. Thank goodness for Google so that we can remain as informed as possible is my opinion.

  • "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." I like it! Sounds like Terry Pratchett.

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