Unless you never go on the Internet you will have come across people either bashing Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. I myself have done this. In fact, the election has been so hyped I bet even the politically inactive have an opinion about each side. Because of the explosion of data in the last couple … Continue reading Stonewalling with bad stats
What do you want out of this?
My postgrad is coming close. The hours worked in A and E will be reduced soon and I'm having to refer project opportunities to other people. One thing that gladly doesn't change is the email correspondence. I love hearing from people, exchanging ideas and listening to other peoples' stories. Recently I have received a number of … Continue reading What do you want out of this?
Interview: Dr Yu Jeat Chong
Dr Chong Graduated from Imperial College London and is now a ophthalmology trainee. He organises talks and courses at a range of events including venues like Imperial Warf in London and the Royal Society of Medicine. Yu Jeat has a keen business mind and has completed an MSc in informatics. Alongside his clinical practice, he has also … Continue reading Interview: Dr Yu Jeat Chong
Avoid sensationalism in gun control, use calculus
My interest is engineering, physics and data analysis in the context of medicine. However, when you learn math and use it to build models you cannot help this filtering into everyday life, news and politics. In-fact it this reason why I urge nearly everyone I bump into to improve their math skills even if it means … Continue reading Avoid sensationalism in gun control, use calculus
What does nursing have in common with statistics?
Florence Nightingale arrived at a military hospital in Scutari, Crimea to find squalor, chaos and death.She left it organised, efficient and a less dangerous place to stay. The organisational skills of Nightingale are well known, and rightly celebrated for saving the lives of many soldiers, but it was through her lesser known abilities that she … Continue reading What does nursing have in common with statistics?
How to construct a mathematical model
coAs it is for many doctors and nurses maths and mathematical modelling isn’t covered much in education. This doesn’t mean that the undergraduate education needs an overhaul. There is a lot of learn when training to be a nurse or doctor. However, when doctors and nurses start finding their way in the clinical setting some … Continue reading How to construct a mathematical model
Will machine learning replace doctors and nurses?
Even if you’re not into tech development you have probably heard of machine learning. In short machine learning algorithms rewrite a hypothesis when new data is processed revolutionizing data analysis all over the world. A creepy testament is Target superstores who could work out if a female shopper was pregnant based on purchasing trends. They … Continue reading Will machine learning replace doctors and nurses?
Does selection bias reveal our emotional bias
Recently Jeremy Hunt pushed a political agenda for a 7-day week NHS based off the fact that patients admitted over the weekend are more likely to die. Doctors and nurses all over the country pointed out that selection bias was not taken into account. Patients getting admitted at the weekend were more likely to be … Continue reading Does selection bias reveal our emotional bias