I attended a seminar on healthcare transformation through design this morning. There were good people speaking. However, the key take-home (for me) from this was this highly amusing article that was published in the BMJ a decade ago :
I couldn’t help laughing – I’m perfectly guilty on many of these. There’s just something about us physicians that makes changing our ways so darn difficult. I suppose it’s having gone through the ‘trial by fire’ of insane hours at work, perfecting a particular process or skill, that makes us instinctively shoot down anyone who tells us to do it a new, better way. “Better, really?” *cue sarcastic look*
I “attack the data” almost all the time.
Or just “Don’t pay attention.”
My favourite has to be this though :
When presented by threatening information, say what was muttered after a presentation for continuing medical education: “I wouldn’t believe this information even if it were true