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Scotland’s breast screening review does not tackle benefit-risk issue

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 31 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4954
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

A major review into the operation of Scotland’s breast cancer screening programme is to be conducted, three decades after the service was introduced. It will look at the current pressures on the service and future delivery options while examining how to encourage greater participation.

Although the Scottish government described it as a “fundamental review,” it will not deal with concerns among some leading clinicians that breast cancer screening does more harm than …

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