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How well do you recall what happened?




For much of 2020 and, indeed, for some years to come we will have discussions and debates about the changes that happened as a result of  the coronavirus pandemic. There are already many sad and distressing stories but also some examples emerge where the changes in response to covid-19 had some benefit. 

Many years ago, family doctors did clinical visits by going to patient’s homes to see them. There was time to listen patiently and for the family to understand what the doctor explained and for them to contribute any observations that might help with diagnosis and treatment. So there was a degree of collaborative memory and maybe not much discussion of recall error or bias. 

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