Monthly Archives: January 2015

Only case studies = weak evidence

This blog continues to point to the bizarre acceptance of ISO laboratory accreditation by clinicians who should know better.  Where there’s little evidence – and it’s weak – don’t use the treatment!  This would be true even if it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Boarded to Death — Why Maintenance of Certification Is Bad for Doctors and Patients

Doctors in the USA are now required to be re-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).  It’s got similarities with UKAS – self-appointed, monopoly, expensive tedious, wasteful and without valid evidence that it works.  Unlike UKAS, it’s under fire. Paul … Continue reading

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Nazi, ISO, CIA

Margaret McCartney writes in the BMJ of the CIA’s  interrogation programme at Guantanamo Bay.  It was personalised medicine in the department of torture. “Most doctors who are complicit in torture are much like everyone else, I suspect—neither amoral nor evil. But military … Continue reading

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