Natural Reservoir, Zoonotic Tuberculosis & Interface with Human Tuberculosis: An Unsolved Question (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

Natural Reservoir, Zoonotic Tuberculosis & Interface with Human Tuberculosis: An Unsolved Question (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

Mycobacterium bovis is an important member of the M. tuberculosis complex. Although it is primarily recognized as an animal pathogen it can cause disease in humans too. Similarly, M. tuberculosis, though a human pathogen does infect animals. It is believed that as the human civilization has advanced through various stages of evolution it has acquired […]

Has HIV Prevalence Peaked in South Africa?--can the Report on the Latest Antenatal Survey be Trusted to Answer This Question? (Commentary) (Survey)

Has HIV Prevalence Peaked in South Africa?–can the Report on the Latest Antenatal Survey be Trusted to Answer This Question? (Commentary) (Survey)

On the weekend of Friday 29 August, the National Department of Health placed their report on the results of the 2007 national antenatal survey, carried out a little over 10 months ago, on their website. (1) The Department uses these results (showing an overall HIV prevalence of 28%) to reinforce those of the previous survey […]

Deloitte Survey: Consumers Say They Pay Too Much for Medical Care, Question Their Ability to Handle Future Medical Costs

Deloitte Survey: Consumers Say They Pay Too Much for Medical Care, Question Their Ability to Handle Future Medical Costs

ENPNewswire-8 April 2010-Deloitte survey: Consumers say they pay too much for medical care, question their ability to handle future medical costs(C)2010 ENPublishing – http://www.enpublishing.co.uk Release date- 06042010 – New York – Consumers in six Western countries say their medical costs are too high and share concerns about their ability to meet future financial demands resulting […]

The Question of Competence

The Question of Competence

Medical competence is a hot topic surrounded by much controversy about how to define competency, how to teach it, and how to measure it. While some debate the pros and cons of competence-based medical education and others explain how to achieve various competencies, the authors of the seven chapters in The Question of Competence offer […]