Monthly Archives: October 2014

As Ebola screening, so quality screening

Ebola is the news of the moment. Enhanced airport screening is one of the measure that the government department of theatrics is using to make everyone feel safer. Mabey et al. noted the lack of evidence that this might work.  They calculated … Continue reading

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Screening is not particular good

Assuring health and safety by screening is usually a bad idea.  While there may be occasional benefits for a few individuals, it works poorly for populations, has unexpected negative consequences and is very inefficient.  This blog has previously pointed out that ISO … Continue reading

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