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BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7062 (Published 23 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7062

“Green screen” filming technology has been used to create a new medical website devoted to all aspects of squint (www.squintclinic.com). Video clips and animations cover the entire patient pathway and describe different types of squints and how they’re investigated. The website is appropriate for children and parents as well as professionals and seeks to use everyday language to make its content accessible to all. It’s an improvement on the conventional longwinded delivery of written information, say the site’s creators.

More than 20% of prescriptions in a US paediatric care setting are not filled (Pediatrics 2012;130:620-6, doi:10.1542/peds.2011-3480). For prescriptions that were filled, 69% were filled within one day of being issued. African-American, Hispanic, and male patients were significantly more likely to have filled prescriptions. Of all prescriptions, those for antibiotics were more likely to be filled than others.

Scientists have discovered that …

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