Friday, 26 February 2010

Oxford Medical Handbooks Online

Oxford University Press and OVID have each provided a facility to try out the Oxford medical handbooks online. The trial will last for a month so please have a look at the handbooks on both sites and let us know what you think and especially let us know which site you prefer.

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Health Statistics

Do you know that:

9% of men drink more than 51 units of alcohol per week;

the 5 year survival rate for cancer of the prostate is 77%;

28.2 million patients saw an NHS dentist in the 24 month period ending 31 December 2009;

11.278 million NHS sight tests were carried out in England last year?

The Library has updated our health statistics web page, bringing together international, national and local statistical web sites. If you are looking for information on the prevalence of a particular disease you may find this to be a useful resource.

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Frances and Vic