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Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm

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

Authors' reply

  1. Paul E Norman, associate professor (,
  2. Konrad Jamrozik, professor of epidemiology,
  3. Michael M Lawrence-Brown, vascular surgeon,
  4. Max T Q Le, research officer
  1. School of Surgery and Pathology, University of Western Australia, Fremantle Hospital, PO Box 480, Fremantle, WA 6959, Australia
  2. School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD 4006, Australia
  3. Mount Medical Centre, 146 Mounts Bay Rd, West Perth, WA 6005, Australia
  4. School of Population Health, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia

EDITOR—We reported the study in a transparent fashion and were deliberately cautious in our conclusions. Australia and the United Kingdom are very different with regard to arrangements for primary care, which did not permit us to undertake a preliminary assessment of the eligibility of men for screening before we randomised them and issued …

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