Re: Effectiveness of flexible sigmoidoscopy screening in men and women and different age groups: pooled analysis of randomised trials
I read this, though not as thoroughly as perhaps I should, and I was impressed by the design of the study, by the precise monitoring conducted, and the clearly expressed conclusions. The problem, as I see it, is in implementing a different screening type for older women. No matter how good the evidence, and I reckon it's as good as it gets, I somehow doubt that any different approach would be acceptable to those offered screening. To explain the difference would take such an effort that it might not be worthwhile. That's a great shame.
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