“Citizens’ jury” disagrees over whether screening leaflet should put reassurance before accuracy

Re: “Citizens’ jury” disagrees over whether screening leaflet should put reassurance before accuracy

5 December 2012

As medical students we argue that this group is not representative, with poor randomisation (women who volunteered off the high street) and a restrictively small cohort involved (25).

We appreciate that the concept is important, and that involving patients in the process of producing patient aimed literature is an admirable and worthwhile concept, to assimilate such a group with a ‘jury’ is misleading and suggests an unrealistic high role in production of such an important document.

Competing interests: None declared

Thomas I Lemon, Medical Student

Rupali Shah, Rhiannon Lampard, Ashley Yarrow-Jenkins

Cardiff University, c/o 5th floor, Cochrane building, UHW, Cardiff

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