Tag Archives: David Boyle

The Perils Of Obsessive Measurement

You didn’t click the link about obsessive measurement in the last post?  Read it now.  I’ll spoon-feed you.  Learn about Goodhart’s Law –  a target cannot be a measure.  Can an outcome be a target? The Perils Of Obsessive Measurement … Continue reading

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How to assess the quality of a pathology service: surrogate measures

The Royal College of Pathologists has published a draft report entitled How to assess the quality of a pathology service.  Report of a meeting held to discuss the evaluation of medical laboratories in the context of health service reform. Despite praising ISO 15189, … Continue reading

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