What's on the web? Case studies
- By: Susmita Barman
How about going on a grand round in a virtual hospital with all its beds occupied by patients suffering from complicated cases? And trying your new found diagnostic and clinical management skills against leading medical experts in solving the true life cases? Case study sites are numerous so you must pick and choose sensibly. The Karolinska Institute runs a site (http://www.mic.ki.se/Medcases.html) which helps sort the wheat from the chaff. Run by the library of this famous Swedish medical university, the site offers links to hundreds of web addresses in fields ranging from dermatology to ultrasonographic medicine.
I decided to concentrate on the general category and clicked to a link that led me into a superbly designed interactive continuing education zone (www.medicalsimulations.com). The site offers doctors-as well as nurses-an opportunity to test their skills. The patient history of each case is neatly displayed in the window on the left side of