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Overcoming the therapeutic illusion of accreditation

When you understand the therapeutic illusion that doctors and patients may fall into, you may understand why the same fallacies come to bear on accepting the accreditation illusion.  The NEJM explains: The Science of Choosing Wisely — Overcoming the Therapeutic Illusion … Continue reading

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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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