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Wilson and Jungner screening criteria – ignored

Wilson & Jungner published Principles and Practice of Screening for Disease in 1968. Their criteria for screening are summarised below: Box 1. Wilson and Jungner classic screening criteria 1. The condition sought should be an important health problem. 2. There should … Continue reading

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Can third party inspections of whether or not healthcare organisations are fulfilling mandatory standards improve care processes, professional practice and patient recovery?

Flodgren et al. enquired, Can third party inspections of whether or not healthcare organisations are fulfilling mandatory standards improve care processes, professional practice and patient recovery?  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Nov 9;(11):CD008992. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008992.pub2. Effectiveness of external inspection of compliance … Continue reading

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The Tamiflu trials

  The Tamiflu trials have been published in the BMJ.  Basically, the drug is rubbish.  But very profitable when governments can be conned into stockpiling it.  Some highlights from the BMJ editorial are below.  Read the full articles.  Spot similarities to the … Continue reading

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Connect the dots

David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, writes that EU red tape is now getting in the way of scientific progress. Criticising some of the old fashioned red tape, he misses the ISO accreditation scam that the BSI gave the world.  … Continue reading

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