Re: Helen Salisbury: Should I persuade patients to have mammograms?
Back in 2012, despite increasing evidence of breast screening harms and lack of benefit, GPs were being paid to encourage women to participate in the programme as part of 'local enhanced services payments' if a health authority deemed recruitment was getting too low.1
Such payments were not ethical then; in light of today's knowledge, are they not destined to invite litigation?
1 Blennerhassett M. Breast cancer screening: an ethical dilemma, or an opportunity for openness? Quality in Primary Care 2013; 21:39-42
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