Published in Law and Health Weekly, April 22nd, 2006
According to a recently published report, investigators in Canada conducted a study "to examine retrospectively the relationship between radiologist screening program reading volumes and interpretation results. This research project was reviewed by the University of British Columbia Research Ethics Board."
"Informed patient consent was not required. Data were requested from Canadian provincial screening programs for the period 1988-2000. Cancer detection rates, abnormal interpretation rates, and positive predictive values (PPVs) were calculated for individual radiologists in those programs....
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