Still awaiting screening factsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6152 (Published 02 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6152
- Michael Baum, professor emeritus of surgery and visiting professor of medical humanities1,
- Hazel Thornton, independent lay advocate for quality in research and healthcare2,
- Peter C Gøtzsche, professor of clinical research design and analysis and director3
- on behalf of Susan Bewley, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen, Alexandra Barratt, Nick Ross, Steven Woloshin, Lisa Schwartz, Toni Musiello, Mitzi Blennerhassett, Maryann Napoli, Cornelia J Baines, Jayant S Vaidya, Norman Williams, Daphne Havercroft, Per-Henrik Zahl, Michael Retsky, Robert M Kaplan, Mary Dixon-Woods Donald A Berry, Keith Isaacson, Diana Brahams, Miriam Pryke, Gillian Tindall, David A Bender, Tom Marshall.
- 1University College London (UCL), London, UK
- 2Colchester CO5 7EA, UK
- 3Nordic Cochrane Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
On 19 February 2009 we wrote a letter in the Times calling for the leaflet, Breast Screening: the Facts, to be rewritten because none of the invitations for screening told the truth about its harms and benefits.1 Two days later the Times reported that the national …
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