Tag Archives: homeopathy

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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Policy dictates evidence

Homeopathy serves as an indicator of bad science.  Few have recognised the similarities with quality accreditation.  Both ideologies rely on an oddly plausible, but false, theory, “It worked for us!” testimonies, and some degree of official patronage. Homeopathy offers cures … Continue reading

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Accreditation defined

Accreditation could be defined as a proprietory therapeutic method that uses highly concentrated record-keeping combined with a dilute programme of intensive inspection, whose effects, when administered to organisations that currently satisfy customers well enough to still be in business, deliver a feeling … Continue reading

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Homeopathy is worthless and unethical

Substitute “accreditation” where this article reads “homeopathy.” Pathology leaders: understand the connection between the romantic fictions of alternative medicine and accreditation, and why unvalidated laboratory accreditation is unethical. Homeopathy is worthless… says an expert in the subject as he claims it is unethical … Continue reading

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