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Episode 2: Evidence does not equal decision-making

In our second session we discuss the philosophy of calculating risk and the many factors that influence the application of these numbers. We each calculate risk using our personal preference for risk estimators and discuss the mystery of why these numbers are not the same. Read more »

Episode 1: Philosophy, guidelines and the truth

In this first session we offer a slightly long introduction (but not long enough to reach REM sleep). We present Mr. Guy Lines, a 45 year old male with a number of risks for cardiovascular, who we will consider over the next number of sessions on primary prevention. We lay the rocky groundwork of future podcasts; touching on patient values, the arbitrary nature of guidelines, discussing risks, the asymptomatic ‘sick’ patient, and the art (or enigma) of applying the evidence. Read more »

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