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OBJECTIVES To compare outcome and resource utilisation among patients referred to the Amalthea Project, a liaison organisation that facilitates contact between voluntary organisations and patients in primary care, with patients receiving routine general practitioner care. DESIGN Randomised controlled trial with follow up at one and four months. SETTING(More)
This paper focuses on the way in which people deploy scientific knowledge alongside other resources in everyday interactions. In the UK headlice are common amongst schoolchildren, and treatment is viewed as a parental responsibility. Choice between treatment options lies with individual parents, with official guidance giving no clear steer. In the face of(More)
Introduction Information and communications technologies have been a highly persuasive means of imagining our future. Most, if not all, areas of social life have been the site of speculation over the implications which information and communication technologies (ICTs) may have for their transformation, and ICTs are probably the most popular vehicle for the(More)
Introduction Enhanced recovery programmes have been established in some areas of elective surgery. This study applied enhanced recovery principles to elective oesophageal and gastric cancer surgery. Methods An enhanced recovery programme for patients undergoing open oesophagogastrectomy, total and subtotal gastrectomy for oesophageal and gastric malignancy(More)
This paper aims to expand on the currently popular practice of conducting ethnographic studies of individual online fan groups to find other ways of using the Internet ethnographically for television studies. The example of the Antiques Roadshow is used to explore a strategy for ethnographic attention to the diversity of mundane engagements with a(More)