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The number of text messages sent to patients by Irish GPs is substantial, and growing rapidly. Recently published research demonstrates that a majority of Irish GPs currently text patients, with others on the cusp of initiating text messaging with their patients.1 The GPs identify time management and improved...Read more
An early literary citing of ‘shooting the messenger’ in Plutarch’s Lives states: “The first messenger, that gave notice of Lucullus’ coming was so far from pleasing Tigranes that, he had his head cut off for his pains; and no man dared to bring further information. Without any intelligence at all, Tigranes sat...Read more
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures may be under-reported by some radiologists, thus missing an opportunity for diagnosis and treatment and reducing the risk of future hip fractures, according to a report highlighted by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF).
Osteoporotic fractures can be an early...Read more
Forming an ideal model for medical oncology education might be considered a foolhardy endeavour. Those of us who work in the field know that it is a complex and ever-expanding specialty. A paradigm built on the materials, methods and conditions of today’s healthcare standards will inevitably lose its value over...Read more
The Sláintecare report from the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare outlines a 10-year plan for the Irish health services.1 For the first time, an official report has recognised that the service we have now, one of the most expensive in Europe, is neither fit for purpose nor sustainable. The...Read more