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Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:601

Screening reduces deaths related to aneurysm

  1. Simon Thompson, director (,
  2. Lois Kim, statistician,
  3. Alan Scott, research director
  1. MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge CB2 2SR
  2. MRC Biostatistics Unit, Cambridge CB2 2SR
  3. Scott Research Unit, St Richard's Hospital, Chichester PO19 4SE

EDITOR—The Australian randomised trial of aortic aneurysm screening observed 18 deaths related to aneurysm in the group of men invited for screening and 25 in the control group.1 The corresponding reduction in mortality was 39% (relative risk 0.61, 95% confidence interval 0.33 to 1.11), which the authors summarise as showing that screening …

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