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Medical blog makes evidence based medicine digestible

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One south west Sydney general practitioner is bringing evidence based medicine to the table

magnifying glassMorsels of Evidence is a blog dedicated to identifying, digesting, and synthesising the best medical evidence for general practitioners. Michael Tam is a Staff Specialist at the General Practice Unit in Fairfield Hospital, located in the South Western Sydney Local Health District and supported by the Ingham Institute. Michael is also a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (University of New South Wales). Michael, and the other contributors to the blog, synthesise recent research and provide a one-stop shop for information about evidence based medicine and levels of evidence (as defined by the National Health and Medical Research Council).

Some of Michael’s recent posts include:

Milk thistle for chronic hepatitis B — 5 December 2016

Sterile water injections for acute low back pain — 10 October 2016

Does co-enzyme Q10 reduce statin-related muscle pain? — 8 August 2016

Metformin as prevention in people taking antipsychotic medication — 14 June 2016

Aspirin as DVT prophylaxis for high risk long-haul travellers — 19 February 2016


In addition to fantastic articles, Morsels of Evidence also includes five GP Synergy Evidence Based Medicine Training modules to support the implementation of evidence based medicine. The modules walk through how to ask good evidence based medicine questions, how to critically appraise the literature, and how to put the evidence in to practice.

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