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Letters Abdominal aortic aneurysm

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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 28 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3043
  1. Simon Thompson, director1,
  2. Alan Scott, consultant vascular surgeon (retired)2
  1. 1MRC Biostatistics Unit, Institute of Public Health, Cambridge CB2 0SR
  2. 2Scott Research Unit, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester PO19 4SE
  1. simon.thompson{at}

    Being a very large study, the randomised groups in the Multicentre Aneurysm Screening Study (MASS) were very well matched at baseline.1 As shown in table 1 of our paper,2 there were 155 aneurysm related deaths in the group invited to screening and 296 in the control group, a halving of the …

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