False positive findings of mammography will have psychological consequences

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1227 (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1227
  1. I S Tobias,
  2. Michael Baum
  1. Clinical director, cancer services University College London Hospitals, Middlesex Hospital, London W1N 8AA
  2. Consultant surgeon Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, London SW3 6JJ

    EDITOR,—We applaud E Lidbrink and colleagues' attempts to quantify the substantial disadvantages of false positive findings in patients invited to attend for breast screening.1 Clearly, a financial cost of over £250000 from a single round of screening at a well organised centre in Stockholm represents a huge sum …

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