Tag Archives: Archie Cochrane

Winding back the harms of management accreditation?

The BMJ is campaigning against the harms of too much medicine.  Yes, too much medicine can do plenty of harm.  In the ensuing discussion one (slow) rapid response draws parallels with the harm caused by accrediting human behaviour.  We knew … Continue reading

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Cochrane’s ladder

Archie Cochrane’s ladder of evidence.  It’s helpful viewpoint for evaluating whether a treatment is worthwhile, isn’t it?   Accreditation is a treatment that is supposed to create quality…whatever that is.  Like everything else, the accreditation philosophy rests on the base of … Continue reading

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