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Warn the public of screening limitations, staff told

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 14 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:914
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Healthcare staff involved in screening services are being asked to make a fundamental shift in their approach to their work. Instead of over-selling services, as they might have sometimes done in the past, staff should explain the limitations and risks associated with screening, as well as its benefits, a report from the UK National Screening Committee has said.

    In the report (the second to be published by …

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