Monthly Archives: September 2018

British Ad Watchdog Agency Contradicts Own Rulings to Defend BSI

In 1997 the Advertising Standards Authority Ltd. (ASA) ruled against the BSI for making advertising claims it couldn’t support, chiefly about the cost-effectiveness of the ISO 9000 standard. BSI have continued to print porkies about it ever since. The Oxebridge blog has reported … Continue reading

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The self-made women who created the Myers-Briggs

Nature carries an interesting review of the Myers-Briggs nonsense.  Popularised by the OSS and carried forward by corporate America. Maybe one day the ISO accreditation racket will also be debunked. Click through… The self-made women who created the Myers–Briggs S. … Continue reading

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The most common nonconformities encountered during the assessments of medical laboratories in Hong Kong using ISO 15189 as accreditation criteria

This paper by Ho and Ho preceded that of Wilson et al. which examined ISO 17025 and was missed by these authors.  It used a similar approach to investigating the nature and number of ISO 15189 non-conformances over time. There were … Continue reading

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Margaret McCartney: A summary of four and a half years of columns in one column

Nothing to do with accreditation, just the poor thinking that lies behind it.  Dr McCartney is critical of inappropriate screening.  ISO accreditation is certainly that.  Some of her points most relevant to accreditation are below.  Click through to the BMJ to … Continue reading

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