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You going to Health Datapalooza next month? YOU WANT TO, you do! It's never just a nerd herd, and this year you'll get #cyberwoke. Settle in, I'll spin the tale. #HDPalooza #epatient #datarights
First, you need to know that as awesome as social media is for #epatients, #research teams, #healthpolicy wonks, #datascience peeps, and other members of the #HDPalooza tribe, there IS a dark side. #cyberwoke #dataprivacy #HumanRights
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So many of these stories are so sad & paint a bleak portrait of UK culture of infant feeding, with poor support for #breastfeeding (so few successes) & awful stigmatization. The pivotal question is *why* this is - something I saw little attention to in the linked article.
UK women are not fundamentally different from nearby others who have much higher #breastfeeding rates. It is not women "failing" - these are not issues of #individualresponsibility. They are matters of #structures & #culture that facilitate or hinder #breastfeeding.
True support requires not simply telling people what to do, but enabling, supporting, and facilitating. That means committing resources (financial & social) to making change. Supporting families in making an informed decision, and then supporting them throughout.
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1/ Time for a quick lit review on whether docs getting money from drug companies influences their prescribing behavior!
#healthpolicy #COI
2/ Among similar TNF-alpha blockers, physicians who got paid by one company were more likely to use that company's drug over others.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30324292 @AdeAdamson
3/ Among similar proton-pump inhibitors, physicians who got paid by one company were more likely to use that company's drug over others.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30325706
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