Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Lean Toolhead Collection

You will have read articles in professional bulletins about how Lean has improved pathology services (if not, Google it).  The Systems Thinking Review has published a collection of articles and videos on how it doesn’t: The Lean Toolhead Collection. Advertisements

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The strategy is, don’t interrupt the money flow

Bill Bonner writes in The World’s Fattest Army, “The late colonel John Boyd, of the US Air Force, observed that: “It is not true the Pentagon has no strategy. It has a strategy, and once you understand what that strategy … Continue reading

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Here’s Wally: finding what you expect to find

Zeh et al. have published an uncommon paper showing that ISO 15189 is wonderful – just as the cartel tells its victims. Field Experience in Implementing ISO 15189 in Kisumu, Kenya. American Journal of Clinical Pathology doi: 10.1309/AJCPZIRKDUS5LK2D (2010) American Journal … Continue reading

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Declaration of transparency for each accreditation standard

Altman and Moher’s editorial in the BMJ describes how the failure to publish all research findings biases the literature towards studies that achieved statistical significance. “By not making results of their research easily accessible, researchers are withholding knowledge, in contravention … Continue reading

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