Letters Breast screening overdiagnosis

Consensus and decision aids

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3260 (Published 11 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3260
  1. Alexandra L Barratt, associate professor1
  1. 1School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  1. alexb{at}health.usyd.edu.au

    Jørgensen and Gøtzsche’s paper showing that overdiagnosis of breast cancer is common in screening programmes has sparked off another round of contested claims about the benefit and harms of screening being broadcast widely to the public. …

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