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While pathologists fret about accreditation GPs demonstrate prescription error rates

Like most people, pathologists want to deliver an excellent service.  Through this desire they have fallen victim to the inspection cartel which has deceived them into believing the bogus claims of accreditation.  As in many other areas, the quality-limiting step may be elsewhere.  Delivering … Continue reading

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Uncertain values amidst randomness?

A paper on the early detection of cancer describes some problems of the screening process using Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing.  The marker is not specific for cancer, has an uncertain cut-off value, varies naturally, and leads to unnecessary interventions which are … Continue reading

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