Tag Archives: waste

ISO standards for pathology – a step too far?

” a resounding answer of ‘absolutely not’”, actually.  A believer explains the theory.  He hasn’t given Allah a thought. http://acb.sagepub.com.sci-hub.io/content/52/6/712.short Get it here: http://www.sci-hub.io A short description of coercion by several state and non-state bureaucracies that conceals of thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Laboratory medicine, Management, NHS | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Costs outweigh benefits

Open Europe has announced recognition that, Top 100 EU regulations cost the UK economy £27.4 billion a year – and costs outweigh benefits in a quarter of cases (click through to read the press release and PDF report) More informed comment can be … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Economics, Laboratory medicine, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bureaucracy, Laboratory medicine, Medicine, NHS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink

Systemsthinkingforgirls advises the mathematically inclined: 14 new management equations based on Deming, John Seddon and Dan Pink Purpose + autonomy + mastery =motivation Reports + managers = reports + managers Priority + priority + priority x themes/departments = sub-optimization Opinions + … Continue reading

Posted in Bureaucracy, Laboratory medicine, Management, Medicine, NHS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Focus…Quality: it could be so much simpler

Focus….

Posted in Bureaucracy, Cartel, Management | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment