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Tolerating Uncertainty — The Next Medical Revolution?

Simpkin and Schwartzstein have written Tolerating Uncertainty — The Next Medical Revolution?  calling for wider acceptance of uncertainty rather than the pretence of eliminating it. ISO 17025 requires laboratories to consider the uncertainty of their measurements.  This is reasonable. The quality cartel’s … Continue reading

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Cochrane’s ladder

Archie Cochrane’s ladder of evidence.  It’s helpful viewpoint for evaluating whether a treatment is worthwhile, isn’t it?   Accreditation is a treatment that is supposed to create quality…whatever that is.  Like everything else, the accreditation philosophy rests on the base of … Continue reading

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EQA exposes the sham

The quality cartel is characterised by smug exceptionalism in denying that its dogmas require validation or ethical approval. External Quality Assurance (EQA) schemes distribute spiked samples of known contents to participating laboratories.  If labs aren’t doing their job well, their … Continue reading

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