Monthly Archives: September 2015

The false god of medical appraisal

Dr Margaret McCartney has written of how doctors and patients suffer because of the false god of appraisal.  Click through to the BMJ to read the piece.  The demands are enough to drive anyone to be another Shipman!  Don’t miss the glimmer … Continue reading

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The sociology of rejection: How editors and reviewers justify rejecting critical manuscripts

Criticisms of the ISO’s inspector employment scheme do not exist in the scientific literature.  There isn’t a single reason for this.  Mostly scientists and medics have fallen into the necessary groupthink and don’t challenge the waves of demands made on … Continue reading

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