Informed consent may increase non-attendance rate

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6985.1003 (Published 15 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1003
  1. M Baum
  1. Professor of surgery Royal Marsden NHS Trust, London SW3 6JJ

    EDITOR,—The Health of the nation aims at reducing deaths from breast cancer in women invited for screening by a quarter by 2000. This target is unlikely to be met as there are only five years to go; judging by the current rates of interval breast cancer, we are probably only half way to that target.1 If there is any reduction in mortality from breast cancer by 2000 it is just as likely to be attributable to the improvements in treatment since the …

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