Published in Women's Health Law Weekly, October 1st, 2006
Scientists in the United States conducted a study "to retrospectively determine the long-term risk of false-positive mammographic assessments and to evaluate the effect of screening regularity on the risk of false-positive events."
"Institutional review board approval was obtained, and informed consent was waived," said K. Blanchard and colleagues of Massachusetts General Hospital. "Retrospective analysis was performed for the occurrence of false-positive assessments among 83,511 women who underwent 314,185 mammographic examinations from January 1, 1985, to...
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