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Wrong comparison quoted for breast screening

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1674a (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1674
  1. Gary Rubin
  1. Service director East Sussex Breast Screening Service, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE

    EDITOR,—Minerva has got it wrong.1 She quotes figures comparing the rate of detection of breast cancer in women aged over 64 attending for screening for the first time (prevalent round) with rates in women aged 50-64 invited for the second time (incident round).2 The first …

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