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As in accreditation, so in medicine: overly sensitive testing leads to overdiagnosis and overtreatment

Wiener et al. describe the harms that arise from overly sensitive diagnostic testing.  We have seen previously how inspection for compliance with ISO 17025 and 15189 are is an inappropriate screening methodology using a sampling method that is often over-sensitive. … Continue reading

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