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Filth

They have meaning only to medical practitioners and health care managers willing to delude themselves that they can avoid shouldering responsibility for such infections in the absence of being confronted with a video or other visual record (and therefore, presumably unchallengeable) of the mechanism of infection.

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Evidence-based medicine

Those with too much blood were sanguine. Those with too much phlegm were phlegmatic. Those with too much yellow bile were choleric, and those with too much black bile were melancholic. To be sanguine is to be courageous, hopeful and amorous. To be phlegmatic is to be calm and unemotional. To be melancholic is to be depressed, sleepless and irritable. To be choleric is to be easily angered and bad tempered.

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Hawkins St., Dublin 2

The gas must be still there, affecting the Minister for Health.

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A Centre of Excellence

The phrase is a stroke of dubious, comparative advertising genius and essentially, only a business consultant’s faddish phrase. After all, in what field do we establish a “Centre of Mediocrity��?? Or a “Centre of the Shoddy��??

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Doctor X

“The Bitter Pillâ€? by Doctor X is a small effort to improve the Irish hospital health system and, as such, is required reading by all interested and concerned persons.

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MRSA – The Interview

The following is the transcript of a telephone interview on “The Breakfast Showâ€? on Newstalk Radio, broadcast at 7.10 am on 13th September 2007.

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MRSA –Legal Burden of Proof?

There is however a practice permitting the reversal of the burden of proof in some circumstances.

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MRSA Conference (3)

The conference is in the Edmund Burke theatre in the Arts block of Trinity College, Dublin. It’s running late on schedule, probably due to the change of venue from Emmett to Burke theatre.

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MRSA Conference (2)

This is the MRSA collection, having regard to the conference in Trinity college tomorrow. HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE

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Calculated

If, in the light of the above, a patient contracts an MRSA infection, is it not clear, subject to rebuttal evidence, that the hospital has failed to protect the patient?

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