UK Breast Screening Information Has Serious Shortcomings

News — By on January 28, 2009 at 6:00 am

The information about breast screening sent to women in the United Kingdom has serious shortcomings and should not be used as a basis for informed consent, warn researchers in a paper published on bmj.com today. Two years ago, Peter Gøtzsche and colleagues at the Nordic Cochrane Centre surveyed breast screening leaflets given to women in six countries, including the UK.

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