It recently occurred to me that we need a national databank available at all times to patients seeking care. This databank would include names of medical providers who have publicly expressed opinions indicating biases about certain populations. I recently came to this conclusion after seeing some posts on social media from physician assistants (PAs) noting their dismissive thoughts about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) patients, patients with addiction, and patients with HIV.
In 1996, UK banned firearms. From 1990-1996 the homicide rate was 10.9 to 13.0 homicides per million people. Trended up to peak of 18/million in 2003. In other words, the gun ban did absolutely nothing. Ireland banned guns in 1972. Going back to 1945 the homicide rate was between 0.1 to 0.6 per 100,000 people. Immediately after the ban the homicide rate shot up to 1.6 per 100,000 in 1975. Then dropped back to 0.4. Then trended up to 1.4 in 2007.
Once upon a time in a place far, far away, I worked in a neurosurgery department. PAs and NPs were used pretty much as mini-residents. We'd see patients after arrival at the clinic, talk to them and do a focused exam, and then report to a surgeon.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".