Monday, April 23, 2007

Two For One is a brand-spanking-new "peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal". Especially worth reading is the editorial Why Open Medicine? (The site is having some teething troubles, if it's down when you click just try again later)

The journal's mission: "... to facilitate the equitable, global dissemination of high-quality health research; to promote international dialogue and collaboration on health issues; to improve clinical practice; and to expand and deepen the understanding of health and health care."

Not only do we get to welcome an open access journal with this post, but we also get this article from the Toronto Star which reports "Health outcomes for patients in Canada are as good as or better than in the United States, even though per capita spending is higher south of the border, suggest Canadian and U.S. researchers who crunched data from 38 studies."

The cool part?

The study is in the inaugural edition of the afore-mentioned journal!

It's kind of like buy-one-get-one-free, except it's actually get-one-free-and-get-another-one-free. Gotta love open source.


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