Screening for cancer with computed tomography: Screening in private sector has knock on effects in public sector in two tier health systemsBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7404.1457-c (Published 26 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1457
- Andrew C Mason (email@example.com), consultant radiologist
- Ridge Meadows Hospital, Maple Ridge, BC, Canada V2X 7G5
EDITOR—Swensen in his editorial discusses the effect of false positive diagnoses and excessive costs of screening.1 He describes 700 ancillary findings in a screening study of computed tomography of the body, in which most of these ancillary findings were falsely positive and whose investigation adversely affected quality of life and resulted …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial